: ux|en|The company employed 10 new members of staff this month.
: ux|en|a constables staff
*: Methought this staff, mine office badge in court, / Was broke in twain.
*: All his officers brake their staves; but at their return new staves were delivered unto them.
*: I ascend at one [ladder] of six hundred and thirty-nine staves.
*: Cowley found out that no kind of staff is proper for an heroic poem, as being all too lyrical.
*: Let us chant a passing stave / In honour of that hero brave.
: to stave in a cask
*: Be careful in the hunt, ye mates. Don’t stave the boats needlessly, ye harpooneers; good white cedar plank is raised full three per cent within the year.
*: The condition of a servant staves him off to a distance.
: to stave off the execution of a project
*: And answered with such craft as women use, / Guilty or guilties, to stave off a chance / That breaks upon them perilously.
*: All the wine in the city has been staved.
: to stave lead, or the joints of pipes into which lead has been run