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stoss

[stohs; German shtohs] /stoʊs; German ʃtoʊs/
adjective
1.
Geology. noting or pertaining to the side, as of a hill or dale, that receives or has received the thrust of a glacier or other impulse.
Origin of stoss
1875-1880
1875-80; < German: thrust, push

Stoss

[shtohs] /ʃtoʊs/
noun
1.
Veit
[fahyt] /faɪt/ (Show IPA),
c1440–1533, German sculptor and painter.
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  • "The dead man is dead," said stoss, now attacking his roast with appetite.

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  • The man's past as stoss described it was at that moment a matter of indifference to him.

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  • Thrusting stoss and Bulke aside, he landed her safely in the boat.

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  • Frederick drew a breath of relief, for she diverted stoss from his unsavoury theme.

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  • stoss by himself, the man without arms, the well-known marksman, would have been conspicuous.

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  • She and stoss had been engaged for the same time, which was already past.

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  • Its whole surface, not its stoss side only, has been smoothed and polished by the ice.

  • stoss's feet were clad in black stockings leaving his toes bare.

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  • stoss is the place, and there's a chapel built on the very spot.

  • stoss was being transported across the deck by his valet, who, as always, held him by his coat collar.

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British Dictionary definitions for stoss

stoss

/stɒs; German ʃtoːs/
adjective
1.
(of the side of a hill, crag, etc) facing the onward flow of a glacier or the direction in which a former glacier flowed
Word Origin
German, from stossen to thrust

Stoss

/German ʃtoːs/
noun
1.
Viet (faɪət). ?1445–1533, German Gothic sculptor and woodcarver. His masterpiece is the high altar in the Church of St Mary, Cracow (1477–89)
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