stile

Definitions

  • HAVE YOU TRIED COUNTING SHEEP JUMPING OVER A STILE?
    HAVE YOU TRIED COUNTING SHEEP JUMPING OVER A STILE?
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stile an upright that is a member in a door or window frame
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Additional illustrations & photos:

William sitting on the stile with the dog in front of him William sitting on the stile with the dog in front of him

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stile A pin set on the face of a dial, to cast a shadow; a style. See Style.
    • Stile A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall. "There comes my master . . . over the stile , this way.""Over this stile in the way to Doubting Castle."
    • Stile Mode of composition. See Style. "May I not write in such a stile as this?"
    • Stile (Arch) One of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the primary members of a frame, into which the secondary members are mortised.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stile A series of steps, or a frame of bars and steps, for ascending and descending in getting over a fence or wall.
    • n stile In carpentry, a vertical part of a piece of framing, into which the ends of the rails are fixed by mortises and tenons. See cut of panel-door, under door.
    • n stile A former and more correct spelling of style.
    • n stile A former spelling of style.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stile stīl a step, or set of steps, for climbing over a wall or fence.
    • n Stile stīl the pin of a dial.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. stile, AS. stigel, a step, a ladder, from stīgan, to ascend; akin to OHG. stigila, a stile. √164. See Sty (v. i.), and cf. Stair
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Style.

Usage

In literature:

He was still talking to himself when Basil came out to the stiles after supper to get into his buggy.
"Crittenden" by John Fox, Jr.
He whispered something to his companion, dropped over the stile like a stone from a catapult, and vanished from view.
"The Argosy" by Various
Stiles Vinson was de carriage driver, and he fotched Marse Ike out to de plantation evvy day.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Instantly most of the girls went scrambling over the stile.
"A Popular Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
And thus this Freak is left upon the File, Or as 'tis written in this Poet's Stile.
"Anti-Achitophel (1682)" by Elkanah Settle et al.
Help the lame dog over the stile?
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume III. (of X.)" by Various
She watched him cross the garden to the stile in the hedge.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
Two figures descended from it, and entered upon the field path through the stile.
"Faith Gartney's Girlhood" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
I met them at a stile not many yards beyond, and accompanied them to the church, which was hard by.
"The Annals of the Poor" by Legh Richmond
This rustic tableau represents a young shepherd and his betrothed seated on the village stile, engaged in conversation.
"Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants" by James H. Head
She made no direct answer, but continued to walk, saying they would go as far as the stile.
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James
When she reached the stile, her thought was still far from the matter she had promised to consider.
"Ambrotox and Limping Dick" by Oliver Fleming
It is used in panel construction, as where the rails are joined to the stiles of doors.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Randal stood by the stile and looked on, for among the players he recognized his brother Oliver.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
She jumped over the stile and ran after her friend.
"Thistle and Rose" by Amy Walton
The tenon is not allowed to run through the stile, and unsightliness on the edge is thus avoided.
"Woodwork Joints" by William Fairham
As he threw his leg over the stile leading into the last meadow, he paused suddenly.
"The Making of a Soul" by Kathlyn Rhodes
Don't you see that stile?
"The Boarding School" by Unknown
She ran forward and found a basket hidden away under the stile.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
Humphrey stepped forward quickly to meet them, and lifted Ambrose over the stile, in spite of his declaration that he could get over by himself.
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
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In poetry:

Ravelston, Ravelston,
The stile beneath the tree,
The maid that kept her mother's kine,
The song that sang she!
"A Nuptial Eve" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
I went at sunset up the lane,
I lingered by the stile;
I saw the dusky fields that stretched
Before me many a mile.
"Twilight" by Amy Levy
The stiles were wretchedly contrived,
The stars were all at play,
And many a ditch had moved itself
Exactly in his way.
"The Drunken Father" by Robert Bloomfield
I lay my hand upon the stile,
The stile is lone and cold,
The burnie that goes babbling by
Says nought that can be told.
"A Nuptial Eve" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
I lay my hand upon the stile,
The stile is lone and cold,
The burnie that goes babbling by
Says naught that can be told.
"Keith Of Ravelston" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Thro' the soft and silent twilight
We come, to the stile at last,
As the clear undying eyelight
Of the stars tells day is past.
"The Ramble" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Narrow stile doors are everywhere.
Luke Mably and Julia Stiles are an unlikely, yet likable couple.
An excited Pat Stiles finds it hard to give her speech introducing Barack Obama.
Mike Alexander Scott Emmett Wendell Fowler Carol Michel Jennifer Pherigo Clint Smith Torry Stiles.
Mercer will succeed David Stiles, a 16-year veteran of Allied , who will continue to serve as president until the end of the year.
Neil Stiles and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Stile Antico in rehearsal at St Paul's Church in Cambridge, Mass.
Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St Paul's Church on Harvard.
Published Thursday, Oct 11, 2012, at 2:46 p.m. Kansas native Jackie Stiles, a basketball star at the college and pro level, will help coach a women's benefit basketball game Oct 26 at South Central High School in Coldwater .
Jackie Stiles to coach women's benefit basketball game in Coldwater.
Published Thursday, Oct 11, 2012, at 2:46 p.m. Kansas native Jackie Stiles, a basketball star at the college and pro level, will help coach a women's benefit basketball game Oct 26 at South Central High School in Coldwater.
Nicole Ferraro, Liz Stiles (Photo by Richard Formicola).
Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel Lewis Stiles.
Stiles Machinery scheduled a manufacturing symposium Jan 24-25, 2013, at its showroom in High Point, N.C.
His mother, Lynn Stiles Sisk, predeceased him.
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In science:

One of the experimental techniques employed to estimate χs is the tilted field method of Fang and Stiles, which allows the determination of g∗m∗ from the analysis of the minima in the Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations.
Effects of thickness on the spin susceptibility of the 2D electron gas
Again you should select symbols, line stiles, and axis labels for the inset.
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics
The method is similar to that used by Smith and Stiles [214] but is extended to much lower electron densities and temperatures .
Metal-insulator transitions and the effects of electron-electron interactions in two-dimensional electron systems
Stiles, Nanomagnetism: Ultrathin Films, Multilayers and Nanostructures (Contemporary Concepts of Condensed Matter Science, Vol 1), eds. D.
Bias dependence of magnetic exchange interactions: application to interlayer exchange coupling in spin valves
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