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  • verb [ weak ]
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strútian, p. ode
To stand out stiffly or projectingly
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  • Se hálga wer hié (

    the robbers who were trying to break into the church

    ) wundorlíce geband, ǽlcne, swá hé stód, strútiendne mid tóle, ðæt hiera nán ne mihte ðæt moþ gefremman . . . Menn ðæs wundrodon, hú ða weargas hangodon, sum on hlǽddre, sum leát tó gedelfe, and ǽlc on his weorce wæs fæste gebunden,
      Swt. A. S. Prim. 87, 177.
[Ne be þi winpil nevere so ȝelu ne so stroutende. Rel. Ant. ii. 15, 8 (13th cent.). His here strouted as a fanne, Chauc. C. T. 3315. Strowty or bocy owte turgeo, Prompt. Parv. 480. M. H. Ger. striuzen. Cf. a-strout. ' A-strout. This word is still used in Somersetshire, explained by Mr. Norris, MS. Glossary, " in a stiff, projecting posture, as when the fingers are kept but stiff. " The word occurs in Wright's Political Songs: The knif srant astrout, 336, 3. Further instances are: Hys yen stode owte astrote, Le Bone Florence of Rome, 2029. Bothe his eghne stode one strowte, Sir Isumbras.' Halliwell's Dict. The word strut is also used in the sense of strife: þair strut (other MSS. strife) it was unstern stith, C. M. 3461. M. H. Ger. strúz: Ger. strauss strife, struggle.]
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