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staunch
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
firm and dependable especially in loyalty
  • Our provisions held out well, our ship was staunch, and our crew all in good health; but we lay in the utmost distress for water.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (2% in)
  • I tried my canoe in a large pond, near my master's house, and then corrected in it what was amiss; stopping all the chinks with Yahoos' tallow, till I found it staunch, and able to bear me and my freight; and, when it was as complete as I could possibly make it, I had it drawn on a carriage very gently by Yahoos to the sea-side, under the conduct of the sorrel nag and another servant.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (80% in)

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