- rigil kentaurus,
- rigor mortis,
Origin of rigor
Examples from the Web for rigors
Kate's failure to adapt her dresses for the rigors of public life only hurts herself.Kate Middleton's History of Flesh-Flashing Wardrobe Malfunctions|Tom Sykes|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And any kind of return to the rigors of the campaign trail will not be faultless.
Worn down by the rigors of slavery, the men lost their desire to procreate.Will Lapid And Bennett Free Israel's "Chained Women"?|Tova Hartman, Charlie Buckholtz|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So unsuited and ill prepared for the rigors of high-stakes debating.
Of course, King is no stranger to the rigors of filming a prime-time television show 12 to 14 hours a day.Regina King: ‘Southland’ Star Defies TV Stereotypes of Black Women|Allison Samuels|January 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It cannot be gainsaid, it cannot be altered, time itself cannot assuage its rigors.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
But it should not be sown in the autumn unless where the winters are mild, or the young plants will not survive their rigors.Clovers and How to Grow Them|Thomas Shaw
The Indian regiments were among our best, but they could not stand the rigors of the European climate.Private Peat|Harold R. Peat
As the rain lessened, and the cold increased, I knew that rigors would soon come upon us.The Way of a Man|Emerson Hough
His humanity was as marked as his fanaticism, and nothing could weaken it,--not even the rigors of his convent life.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord
Word Origin for rigor
late 14c., from Old French rigor "strength, hardness" (13c., Modern French rigueur), from Latin rigorem (nominative rigor) "numbness, stiffness, hardness, firmness; roughness, rudeness," from rigere "be stiff" (see rigid).