. (Zoöl.) See Shovelnose (d).

(||Stu`ri*o"nes) n. pl. [NL., from LL. sturio. See Sturgeon.] (Zoöl.) An order of fishes including the sturgeons.

(Stu`ri*o"ni*an) n. (Zoöl.) One of the family of fishes of which the sturgeon is the type.

(Sturk) n. See Stirk. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

(Stur"noid) a. [L. sturnus a starling + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the starlings.

(Sturt) v. t. [Cf. Start, v. i.] To vex; to annoy; to startle. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

(Sturt), n.

1. Disturbance; annoyance; care. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] "Sturt and care." J. Rolland.

2. (Mining) A bargain in tribute mining by which the tributor profits. Raymond.

(Stur"tion) n. A corruption of Nasturtion.

(Stut) v. i. To stutter. [Obs.] Skelton.

(Stut"ter) v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Stuttered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stuttering.] [Freq. of stut, OE. stoten; probably of Dutch or Low German origin; cf. D. & LG. stotteren, G. stottern, D. stooten to push, to strike; akin to G. stossen, Icel. stauta, Sw. stöta, Dan. stöde, Goth. stautan, L. tundere, Skr. tud to thrust. Cf. Contuse, Obtuse.] To hesitate or stumble in uttering words; to speak with spasmodic repetition or pauses; to stammer.

Trembling, stuttering, calling for his confessor.

(Stut"ter), n.

1. The act of stuttering; a stammer. See Stammer, and Stuttering.

2. One who stutters; a stammerer. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Stut"ter*er) n. One who stutters; a stammerer.

(Stut"ter*ing), n. The act of one who stutters; — restricted by some physiologists to defective speech due to inability to form the proper sounds, the breathing being normal, as distinguished from stammering.

(Stut"ter*ing), a. Apt to stutter; hesitating; stammering.Stut"ter*ing*ly, adv.

(Sty) n.; pl. Sties [Written also stigh.] [AS. stigu, fr. stigan to rise; originally, probably, a place into which animals climbed or went up. &radic164. See Sty, v. i., and cf. Steward.]

1. A pen or inclosure for swine.

2. A place of bestial debauchery.

To roll with pleasure in a sensual sty.

(Sty), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stying ] To shut up in, or as in, a sty. Shak.

Shovel-nosed sturgeon

  By PanEris using Melati.

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