variant of stearo- before a vowel: stearate.
- stearic acid,
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"Our boat's rudder is gone, but we can stear with an oar," he said, in a weak-quavering voice—the thin high-pitched treble of age."And they thought we wouldn't fight"|Floyd Gibbons
Great caution and much attention is required to Stear Clear of all those dificuelties in this low State of the water.The Journals of Lewis and Clark|Meriwether Lewis and William Clark