Книга: Stout «A Right to Die»

A Right to Die

Производитель: "Random House, Inc."

When a bright young heiress with a flair for romance and one too many enemies is found brutally murdered, Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, find themselves embroiled in a case that is not as black and white as it first appears. Susan Brooke has everything going for her. Men would have killed themselves to marry her, and, in fact, one did. Susan came to New York to find love and fulfillment, and ended up dead on a tenement floor. The police say her black fiance did it, but Wolfe has other ideas. Before he`s done, he`ll prove that good intentions and bad deeds often go hand in hand and that the highest ideals can sometimes have the deadliest consequences. ISBN:978-0-553-24032-0

Издательство: "Random House, Inc."

ISBN: 978-0-553-24032-0

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Stout Stout (stout), a. [Compar. {Stouter} (stout"[~e]r); superl. {Stoutest}.] [D. stout bold (or OF. estout bold, proud, of Teutonic origin); akin to AS. stolt, G. stolz, and perh. to E. stilt.] 1. Strong; lusty; vigorous; robust; sinewy; muscular; hence, firm; resolute; dauntless. [1913 Webster]

With hearts stern and stout. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

A stouter champion never handled sword. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He lost the character of a bold, stout, magnanimous man. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

The lords all stand To clear their cause, most resolutely stout. --Daniel. [1913 Webster]

2. Proud; haughty; arrogant; hard. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Your words have been stout against me. --Mal. iii. 13. [1913 Webster]

Commonly . . . they that be rich are lofty and stout. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

3. Firm; tough; materially strong; enduring; as, a stout vessel, stick, string, or cloth. [1913 Webster]

4. Large; bulky; corpulent. [1913 Webster]

Syn: {Stout}, {Corpulent}, {Portly}.

Usage: Corpulent has reference simply to a superabundance or excess of flesh. Portly implies a kind of stoutness or corpulence which gives a dignified or imposing appearance. Stout, in our early writers (as in the English Bible), was used chiefly or wholly in the sense of strong or bold; as, a stout champion; a stout heart; a stout resistance, etc. At a later period it was used for thickset or bulky, and more recently, especially in England, the idea has been carried still further, so that Taylor says in his Synonyms: ``The stout man has the proportions of an ox; he is corpulent, fat, and fleshy in relation to his size.'' In America, stout is still commonly used in the original sense of strong as, a stout boy; a stout pole. [1913 Webster]

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