stye

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stye an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stye See Sty, a boil.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stye An old spelling of sty, sty.
    • n stye Same as sty.
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Usage

In literature:

That cursed reek of yours would kill a hog of the stye.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
She reached the pig-stye, lifted the bucket, and tipped the contents into a wooden trough.
"General John Regan" by George A. Birmingham
It was about a small pig who lived with his mother in a stye which possessed but a limited front yard.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, March 1893" by Various
All one afternoon I heard, proceeding from a pig-stye, the voice of an elderly man who was watching an ailing sow there.
"Change in the Village" by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
Styes and red lids are usually due to this cause.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Out of a stye of eleven there was only one left.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
The land covered with beautiful grass, with sheep lying about upon it, as fat as hogs stretched out sleeping in a stye.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
For if a pig is killed I have but to put its bones into the stye again, and it will be found alive the next morning.
"More Celtic Fairy Tales" by Various
A college at Sandwich built before the war, but now a pig stye; and one at Toronto indicated only by an approach.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
Why, he stuffed it well down into the porridge, and bade them go and give it to the biggest pig in the king's stye.
"Tales from the Fjeld" by P. Chr. Asbjörnsen
But as for this 'ere Prendergast, I wonder the very pigs stop in his stye.
"All Men are Ghosts" by L. P. Jacks
There they stand grunting and squeaking at the door of their styes till some one lets them in.
"The Pleasures of the Country" by Harriet Myrtle
They maun hae a routhy stye.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX" by Alexander Leighton
And if you'll only come here, to the right, I'll shew you the stye where our pig is, that's to be caught by the tail.
"The Wanderer (Volume 3 of 5)" by Fanny Burney
We shall have fine sickness in the styes and byres.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
Most cottages, I believe in these days, can boast a pig-stye.
"Margaret Capel, v. 1 of 3" by Ellen Wallace
Pig-styes used to be in that corner.
"Christmas Roses and Other Stories" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Turn out this old sow and her litter, for there is the smell of the stye about them.
"Legends of Longdendale" by Thomas Middleton
Why choose the pig-stye?
"The Secrets of a Kuttite" by Edward O. Mousley
Beside it is a sort of stable, used by Hare as a pig-stye, and secured with a large padlock.
"The History of Burke and Hare" by George Mac Gregor
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In poetry:

He bade her get behind him then,
And seek her mother's stye -
Yet to her native countrymen
She was as fair as aye!
"The Cunning Woman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The scheref made to seke Notyngham,
Bothe be strete and stye,
And Robyn was in mery Scherwode
As lizt as lef on lynde.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
But many a man will from his bed arise,
More heedless than the songsters of the air,
Or swine, that grunting leave their odious styes,
Nor thank him for his providential care.
"A Warning, Or Admonition, To Every Man, To Think On God In The Morning" by Rees Prichard
Little trotty wagtail, you nimble all about,
And in the dimpling water-pudge you waddle in and out;
Your home is nigh at hand, and in the warm pig-stye,
So, little Master Wagtail, I'll bid you a good-bye.
"Little Trotty Wagtail" by John Clare
Teuton, Lombard, and grasping Gaul,
Prince and Pontiff, have forced their way,
Have forded the river, and scaled the wall,
And made in its palaces stye and stall,
Where spears might glisten and war—steeds neigh.
"Invocation" by Alfred Austin
Higgledy piggledy, packed we lie,
Rats in a hamper, swine in a stye,
Wasps in a bottle, frogs in a sieve,
Worms in a carcase, fleas in a sleeve.
Hist! square shoulders, settle your thumbs
And buzz for the bishop—-here he comes.
"Holy-Cross Day" by Robert Browning

In news:

You're stye is truly amazing and we need more of it because frankly people are starting to bore me.
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