"He was an only child," he told jury, made up of seven women and five men, as he stuffed his hands in his pockets.
What does it mean for a Chinese tiger, stuffed by the English, to be left as moth-food today?
He took to Velcroing a stuffed lemur to his arm, christening it George.
stuffed with delicious cameos from the great and forgotten, it's a deeply moving story about her search for her real father.
stuffed into the pouch on the back of the seat in front of me is the local newspaper.
It is then ready to be stuffed and skewered, as directed under the head, To roast a Turkey.
The pigeon (or chicken) must be opened and stuffed with a cutlet of milk veal.
A little mattress must now be made to fit the bed exactly; it can be stuffed with cotton-wool or bran.
He slyly exhibited a wallet that was stuffed with paper money.
The difference between the plumage151 of a stuffed bird and a living one, or even one recently killed, is very marked.
early 14c., "quilted material worn under chain mail," from Old French estoffe "quilted material, furniture, provisions" (Modern French étoffe), from estoffer "to equip or stock," which according to French sources is from Old High German stopfon "to plug, stuff," or from a related Frankish word (see stop), but OED has "strong objections" to this. Sense extended to material for working with in various trades (c.1400), then (1570s) "matter of an unspecified kind." Meaning "narcotic, dope, drug" is attested from 1929. To know (one's) stuff "have a grasp on a subject" is recorded from 1927.
mid-15c., "to cram full," from stuff (n.); earlier "to furnish a fort or army with men and stores" (c.1300). The ballot-box sense is attested from 1854, American English; in expressions of contempt and suggestive of bodily orifices, it dates from 1952. Stuffing "seasoned mixture used to stuff fowls before cooking" is from 1530s. Stuffed in reference to garments, "padded with stuffing" is from mid-15c.; hence stuffed shirt "pompous, ineffectual person" (1913).