Stycerin to Subaërial

(Sty"cer*in) n. [Styryl + glycerin.] (Chem.) A triacid alcohol, related to glycerin, and obtained from certain styryl derivatives as a yellow, gummy, amorphous substance; — called also phenyl glycerin.

(Stye), n. See Sty, a boil.

(Styg"i*al) a. Stygian. [R.] Skelton.

(Styg"i*an) a. [L. Stygius, fr. Styx, Stygis, Gr. the Styx.] Of or pertaining to the river Styx; hence, hellish; infernal. See Styx.

At that so sudden blaze, the Stygian throng
Bent their aspect.

(Sty`la*gal*ma"ic) a. [Gr. a column + an image.] (Arch.) Performing the office of columns; as, Atlantes and Caryatides are stylagalmaic figures or images. [Written also stylogalmaic.]

(Sty"lar) a. See Stilar.

(||Sty*las"ter) n. [NL., from Gr. pillar + star.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of delicate, usually pink, calcareous hydroid corals of the genus Stylaster.

(Style) n. [OE. stile, F. style, Of. also stile, L. stilus a style or writing instrument, manner or writing, mode of expression; probably for stiglus, meaning, a pricking instrument, and akin to E. stick. See Stick, v. t., and cf. Stiletto. The spelling with y is due to a supposed connection with Gr. a pillar.]

1. An instrument used by the ancients in writing on tablets covered with wax, having one of its ends sharp, and the other blunt, and somewhat expanded, for the purpose of making erasures by smoothing the wax.

2. Hence, anything resembling the ancient style in shape or use. Specifically: —

(a) A pen; an author's pen. Dryden.

(b) A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver.

(c) A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument.

(d) (Zoöl.) A long, slender, bristlelike process, as the anal styles of insects.

(e) [Perhaps fr. Gr. a pillar.] The pin, or gnomon, of a dial, the shadow of which indicates the hour. See Gnomon.

(f) [Probably fr. Gr. a pillar.] (Bot.) The elongated part of a pistil between the ovary and the stigma. See Illust. of Stamen, and of Pistil.

3. Mode of expressing thought in language, whether oral or written; especially, such use of language in the expression of thought as exhibits the spirit and faculty of an artist; choice or arrangement of words in discourse; rhetorical expression.

High style, as when that men to kinges write.

Style is the dress of thoughts.

Proper words in proper places make the true definition of style.

It is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work.
I. Disraeli.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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