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 for Stive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stive \Stive\, v. i.
     To be stifled or suffocated.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stive \Stive\, n.
     The floating dust in flour mills caused by the operation or
     grinding. --De Colange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stive \Stive\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stived; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Stiving.] [Probably fr. F. estiver to compress, stow, L.
     stipare: cf. It. stivare, Sp. estivar. Cf. Stevedore,
     Stiff.]
     To stuff; to crowd; to fill full; hence, to make hot and
     close; to render stifling. --Sandys.
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           His chamber was commonly stived with friends or suitors
           of one kind or other.                    --Sir H.
                                                    Wotton.
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