One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘I think it's male, and he has short, gray fur, black quills growing along his back, to a stiffish tail, and his mane has grown a lot since the last time I saw him, all white and shaggy.’
- ‘But then, bridesmaids would never wear black in my own admittedly stiffish and old fashioned set.’
- ‘A rather stiffish breeze blew from the town end of the grounds, which the winners had first use of.’
- ‘The sides were tied and the former Ryan Cup champions faced into a stiffish breeze for the second period.’
- ‘Drain well and mash, adding the other ingredients, forming a stiffish dough.’
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