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Synonyms for staff

Synonyms for staff

a fairly long straight piece of solid material used especially as a support in walking

Synonyms for staff

a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose

the body of teachers and administrators at a school

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building material consisting of plaster and hair

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a rod carried as a symbol

(music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written

provide with staff

serve on the staff of

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You speak to the colonel about this nasty business before other officers," continued the staff captain, "and Bogdanich" (the colonel was called Bogdanich) "shuts you up.
I did not expect this of you," said the staff captain seriously and severely.
You value your own pride and don't wish to apologize," continued the staff captain, "but we old fellows, who have grown up in and, God willing, are going to die in the regiment, we prize the honor of the regiment, and Bogdanich knows it.
And the staff captain rose and turned away from Rostov.
cried the staff captain, turning round and clapping Rostov on the shoulder with his big hand.
The traveller put forth his staff and touched her withered neck with what seemed the serpent's tail.
I may not spare you my arm, Goody Cloyse; but here is my staff, if you will.
He had cast up his eyes in astonishment, and, looking down again, beheld neither Goody Cloyse nor the serpentine staff, but his fellow-traveller alone, who waited for him as calmly as if nothing had happened.
Sit here and rest yourself a while; and when you feel like moving again, there is my staff to help you along.
And, maddened with despair, so that he laughed loud and long, did Goodman Brown grasp his staff and set forth again, at such a rate that he seemed to fly along the forest path rather than to walk or run.
At this they stepped forth, each grasping his staff tightly in the middle.
Then the people shouted so loud that folk came running from all about to see what was the ado; while Little John leaped down from the stand and gave the staff back to him that had lent it to him.
Can you shoot as well as fence with the staff, my friend?
When he was appointed Registrar at Thomas's I hadn't a chance of getting on the staff.
The staff of the Cambridge Observatory place themselves entirely at their disposal in respect of all questions of theoretical astronomy; and herewith add their congratulations to those of all the rest of America.