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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Still \Still\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Stilling.] [AS. stillan, from stille still, quiet, firm. See Still, a.] 1. To stop, as motion or agitation; to cause to become quiet, or comparatively quiet; to check the agitation of; as, to still the raging sea. [1913 Webster] He having a full sway over the water, had power to still and compose it, as well as to move and disturb it. --Woodward. [1913 Webster] 2. To stop, as noise; to silence. [1913 Webster] With his name the mothers still their babies. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or excitement; as, to still the passions. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Toil that would, at least, have stilled an unquiet impulse in me. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] Syn: To quiet; calm; allay; lull; pacify; appease; subdue; suppress; silence; stop; check; restrain. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stilling \Still"ing\, n. [Cf. LG. stelling, G. stellen to set, to place.] A stillion. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]




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