• WordNet 3.6
    • n stripling a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stripling A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad. "Inquire thou whose son the stripling is."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stripling A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stripling strip′ling a youth: one yet growing.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dim. of strip,; as if a small strip from the main stock or steam
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dim. of strip.


In literature:

The stripling of a colonel had outwitted his Excellency.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
Also there was a stripling page, who turned into a maid.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
I, who have made swords for giants, am yet unable to satisfy this stripling.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
From the stripling he had become the man.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 6 June 1848" by Various
The stripling plays the orator!
"The Universal Reciter" by Various
Slowly the stripling quits the pensive scene, And burns and sighs and weeps to be what he has been.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Why, you left us a mere stripling!
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
The fatal die was cast at length; and tears filled every eye As forth a gentle stripling slept and gave himself to die.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 3 September 1848" by Various
People whom we looked upon as of great antiquity, in childhood, turn out to have been mere striplings.
"The Galaxy" by Various
The bloodthirsty stripling persisted in the Republic's name.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

In poetry:

If near some trophy spring a stripling bay,
Pleased we behold the graceful umbrage rise;
But soon too deep it works its baneful way,
And low on earth the prostrate ruin lies.
"Elegy VIII. He Describes His Early Love of Poetry, and Its Consequences" by William Shenstone
Like some pale stripling, when his icy way
Relenting, yields beneath the noontide beam,
I stand aghast; and, chill'd with fear, survey
How far I've tempted life's deceitful stream.
"Elegy XVII. He Indulges the Suggestions of Spleen.-- An Elegy to the Winds" by William Shenstone
"And was King Esmer thy father's name,
And Adeline that of his virtuous Dame?
Thou art Svend Vonved, the stripling wild,
My own dear sister's only child.
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
And he questioned the children on unworthy matters,
and the striplings answered him, striving to please,
for he had at his saddle baskets of bread and could feed them ;
and they were hungry.
"Anhelli - Chapter 3" by Juliusz Slowacki
Then Ellen the gift with delight and surprise
From the cunning young stripling receiv'd.
But she knew not the poison that enter'd her eyes,
When sparkling with rapture they gaz'd on her prize—
Thus, alas, are fair maidens deceiv'd!
"The Paint-Kings" by Washington Allston
Years passed away, and Lucy's child, a noble stripling grown,
A daring boy with chestnut hair, and eyes of changeful brown,
Had won the love of every heart, so gentle was his air,
All felt, whate'er might be his birth, a manly soul was there.
"The Sinless Child Part 4" by Elizabeth Oakes Smith

In news:

Byron Stripling's position as JAG 's artistic director is not affected by the management transition JAG is officially celebrating his 10th anniversary with JAG throughout the year.
Byron Stripling will perform with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra at the Shenandoah Summer Music Festival at 8 pm July 27.
Stripling Promoted To Wildlife Supervisor.
2,000 ' Stripling Warriors' march down Main Street in Bountiful.
Rachel Stripling , of Augusta, combined coupons and sales at Publix to save.
Stripling is new to couponing and has only been doing it for a few weeks.
Senior pitcher Ross Stripling becomes the 11th player to pitch a no-hitter in Texas A&M school history.
Stripling finally feels fully healed from a knee injury that was sustained on kickoff coverage at Colorado and that ended his 2010 season.
A&M RHP Stripling (Carroll) is All-America pick.
Stripling 's General Store coming to Oconee County site.
Stripling 's General Store has been a South Georgia landmark on Georgia Highway 300 for three decades.
Byron Stripling Byron, Get One Free Nagel-Heyer.
Byron Stripling and Friends If I Could Be With You Nagel-Heyer.
In much of his Armstrong tribute, If I Could Be With You, Byron Stripling , a trumpet player and singer whose stock in trade is strength, unleashes all of it and goes over the top.
When Norman Corwin died a year ago, he was a mere stripling of 101 years.