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Sty or Stye

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Christ styed up to heaven. Halliwell gives sty = a ladder, and the verb would be to go to heaven, as it were, by Jacob’s ladder. The Anglo-Saxon verb stigan means to ascend.

“The beast …

Thought with his winges to stye above the ground.”


Spenser: Faërie Queene, bk. i. canto xi. 25.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Stuck his Spoon in the Wall
Stuff Gown
Stumers
Stump
Stump Orator (in America)
Stùmp Up
Stumps
Stumped Out
Stupid Boy
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Stygian
Style
Styles
Stylites or Pillar Saints
Styx
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Sub Jove (Latin)
Sub-Lapsarian, Supra-Lapsarian