• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Storm-stayed hindered from proceeding by storms
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. storm; Ice. stormr; from root of stir.


In literature:

It has set in for a heavy storm, and she will now have to stay the night at Mr.
"A Little Maid of Old Maine" by Alice Turner Curtis
When the canvas of the tent stays tight or damp, showing a gathering dampness, a storm is apt to be brewing.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Storm-stayed shows used to emphasize the severity of a Thrums winter.
"Auld Licht Idylls" by J. M. Barrie
To most, the consoling thought is that the Mexicans will halt near, and stay till the storm is over.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
We must stay here and take what the Indians care to give us when the storm clears away.
"The Search for the Silver City" by James Otis
Storm-stayed at Ecclefechan, Burns indulged in deep potations and in song-writing.
"Robert Burns" by Principal Shairp
No doubt many were blown off in the storm; but many would stay.
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
I want you to stay where you are, out of the storm, and to get a good fire going.
"Captain Mugford" by W.H.G. Kingston
For two dreary days the party was storm-stayed in camp.
"Klondike Nuggets" by E. S. Ellis
Fortunately the barque well obeys her helm, and the young officers contrive to set storm-stay and trysail, thus helping to hold her steady.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

Stay! till the storms are o'er--
The cold blasts done,
The reign of heaven begun,
And Love, the evermore.
"Come Thou" by Mary Baker Eddy
But they niver leeav us, niver -
Storms may come, but still they stay;
But th' first wind 'at ma's thee shiver,
Up tha mounts an' flies away.
"To th’ Swallow" by John Hartley
It is as if the warm sunlight
In some deep glen should lingering stay,
When clouds of storm, or shades of night,
Have wrapt the parent orb away.
"The Lady To Her Guitar" by Emily Jane Bronte
Then, lady, let me stay,
Here where no storm nor surge of discontent
Can find its way;
Hearkening your holy admonitions, blent
With murmurs from the bay.
"Madonna" by Alfred Austin
'Where have you stay'd? put down your load.
How have you borne the storm, the cold?
What horrors did I not forebode--
That Beast is worth his weight in gold.'
"Market-Night" by Robert Bloomfield
The second morn is risen, and now the third is come;
Where stays the Count of Greiers? has he forgot his home?
Again the evening closes, in thick and sultry air;
There's thunder on the mountains, the storm is gathering there.
"The Count Of Griers" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

I stayed late at work on Friday evening helping Shotgun Steve Kelly finish up production for the weekend and keeping an eye on the storms that were blowing through southwest Oklahoma.
Last year, four people were killed in Chicago during the Memorial Day weekend, but bad storms that year forced many people to stay at home.
Even if we do not see another storm we have to stay weather aware for all types of weather.
Bloomberg Lobbies Capitol Hill for Storm Aid, but Cuomo Stays Home.
He remembers the phone ringing at 1 am - a friend of theirs who stayed up to track the storm, filling them in on Hurricane Charley 's path.
Navy ships that haven't left for sea are now being ordered to stay in port to weather the storm.
Live track of active storms, stay up-to-date with whats's happening in the Tropics.
The jet stream is staying well to the north of us, keeping any storms from moving in from the west.
Stay 4Warned with the 4Warn Storm Team.
Stay in touch with Storm Team 8 with Twitter, Facebook, blogs, your weather reports, and email alerts.
How to stay safe in the event of a Severe Storm.
Stay ahead of the storm with a weather app that's now available for your Android device.
Gov Rick Scott is urging Florida's Republican National Convention delegates to stay put and not venture into Tampa nearly 30 miles away because of wind and rain from Tropical Storm Isaac.
And there's another way you can stay on top of incoming storms .
There were some strong breezes behind the storm and a brief period of moderate rain but the storm stayed well northeast while portions of Maryland and Washington, DC felt the brunt of the storm .