Stroker to Struggle

(Strok"er) n. One who strokes; also, one who pretends to cure by stroking.

Cures worked by Greatrix the stroker.
Bp. Warburton.

(Strokes"man) n.; pl. Strokesman (Rowing) The man who rows the aftermost oar, and whose stroke is to be followed by the rest. Totten.

(Strok"ing) n.

1. The act of rubbing gently with the hand, or of smoothing; a stroke.

I doubt not with one gentle stroking to wipe away ten thousand tears.

2. (Needlework) The act of laying small gathers in cloth in regular order.

3. pl. See Stripping, 2. Smollett.

(Stroll) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Strolled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Strolling.] [Cf. Dan. stryge to stroll, Sw. stryka to stroke, to ramble, dial. Sw. strykel one who strolls about, Icel. strjka to stroke, D. struikelen to stumble, G. straucheln. Cf. Struggle.] To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove.

These mothers stroll to beg sustenance for their helpless infants.

Syn. — To rove; roam; range; stray.

(Stroll), n. A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble.

(Stroll"er) n. One who strolls; a vagrant.

(||Stro"ma) n.; pl. Stromata [L., a bed covering, Gr. a couch or bed.]

1. (Anat.) (a) The connective tissue or supporting framework of an organ; as, the stroma of the kidney. (b) The spongy, colorless framework of a red blood corpuscle or other cell.

2. (Bot.) A layer or mass of cellular tissue, especially that part of the thallus of certain fungi which incloses the perithecia.

(Stro*mat"ic) a. [Gr. coverlet of a bed, pl. patchwork also applied to several miscellaneous writings, fr. anything spread out for resting upon, a bed, fr. to spread out.] Miscellaneous; composed of different kinds.

(Stro`ma*tol"o*gy) n. [Gr. a bed + -logy.] (Geol.) The history of the formation of stratified rocks.

(Stromb) n. (Zoöl.) Any marine univalve mollusk of the genus Strombus and allied genera. See Conch, and Strombus.

(Strom"bite) n. (Paleon.) A fossil shell of the genus Strombus.

(Strom"boid) a. [Strombus + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Of, pertaining to, or like, Strombus.

(Strom*bu"li*form) a. [NL. strombulus, dim. of strombus + -form. See Strombus.]

1. (Geol.) Formed or shaped like a top.

2. (Bot.) Coiled into the shape of a screw or a helix.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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