In America during the nineteenth century, whiskey was a daily staple for most adults.
Once a staple of grunge, Birkenstocks have reemerged as a fashionable item for spring.
Chicken went from a special treat for Sunday dinner to a staple of the American table.
The grim events that surround the early use of chlorine gas have become a staple of horrifying war stories.
"An aspirin a day" has become a staple of conventional heart-health wisdom.
There was no fear of their running short in the staple article of fuel.
The staple length of common American cotton is from 24-28 mm.
Away from the settlements buffaloes still yielded much beef, bacon was made from bears, and venison was a staple commodity.
A difference of only 1/2 mm in the length of the staple, may mean a difference of 10% in the value.
There is a cloth hall or piece hall, originally used as an exchange when woollens were the staple of the town.
"bent piece of metal with pointed ends," late 13c., from Old English stapol "post, pillar," from Proto-Germanic *stapulaz "pillar" (cf. Old Frisian stapul "stem of a tooth," Middle Low German stapel "block for executions," German Stapel "stake, beam"), from PIE stebh- (see staff (n.)).
Meaning "piece of thin wire driven through papers to hold them together" is attested from 1895. How this evolved into the modern fastening device is unclear, and it may not be the same word.
"principal article grown or made in a country or district," early 15c., "official market for some class of merchandise," from Anglo-French (14c.), from Old French estaple "market," from a Germanic source akin to Middle Low German stapol, Middle Dutch stapel "market," from the same source as staple (n.1), the notion being of market stalls behind pillars of an arcade, or else of a raised platform where the king's deputies administered judgment. The sense of "principle article grown or made in a place" is 1610s, short for staple ware "wares and goods from a market" (early 15c.).
A programming language written at Manchester (University?) and used at ICL in the early 1970s for writing the test suites. STAPLE was based on Algol 68 and had a very advanced optimising compiler.
St Andrews Applicative Persistent Language. Language combining functional programming with persistent storage, developed at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Tony Davie,