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But men like Leacock, Johnson and Brown could have given a much-needed defensive stoutness at the other end of the field, a solidity which was lacking last season and which becomes even more important in the absence of Wales star Ricketts, who was the best player on the Swans' books.
For example, in what it offers to those interested in the relationship between gender and order, and in its suggestion that the deathbed could provide a site for the reconstruction of gender relations (with women, accorded both "humility and stoutness," serving as appropriate models of godly dying both for other women and for men).
Seated within the motor car, "she felt wedged on a calm ocean, where only spice winds blow," thinking at this point of the narrative of their marriage, with her only child, "a boy doing well at Eton," and how "respected, admired, envied" she was, "with scarcely anything left to wish for, though she regretted her stoutness.
That stoutness of resolve augurs well for the remainder of the campaign and - as I signalled three months ago - should end with David Moyes being named Manager of the Year.
Seattle's "12th-man'' home-field advantage, combined with the team's stoutness, looked like a defense that would be difficult to overcome.
Crucially, they've conceded only nine goals in those 11 games and that defensive stoutness, coupled with South end's own relative impotence, should stand the visitors in good stead.
These stuffs are worked, and the cotton also made into cloths of the whiteness of snow, and very delicate and fine, and is also woven of a medium and of a thicker stoutness for divers uses.
The form of Giggs and Craig Bellamy again proved they are players every team in Europe would like to have, while the defensive stoutness of Lewin Nyatanga, Danny Gabbidon and James Collins also bodes well.
That fidelity has helped fashion Everton into one of the Premiership's most consistent teams That stoutness of resolve augurs well for the remainder of the campaign and - as I signalled three months ago - should end with Moyes being named manager of the season.
2) and are 30th in red-zone stoutness, surrendering touchdowns on 23 of 35 opportunities (66 percent).
A t 20-1 they make slightly more appeal than Everton, whose work ethic and defensive stoutness is to be admired, though a lack of goals could be their undoing.
FOXBORO - The Houston Texans have allowed a league-low two rushing touchdowns, a testament to the stoutness of their defensive linemen.