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Some articles on stave, staves:

Stave
... Stave can refer to Staff (music), a set of five horizontal lines and four spaces used in musical notation Stave church, a Medieval wooden church with ... for chapter Rune-like symbols from Icelandic magic, see Icelandic magical staves ...
Stave Lake
... Stave Lake is a hydroelectric reservoir in the Stave River system, located on the northern edge of the District of Mission, about 65 km (40 mi) east of Vancouver, British Columbia ... just over 20 km (12 mi) long, and there is a southwest arm, about 9.5 km (5.9 mi) long, ending at Stave Falls Dam near Stave Falls ... The Stave River, the traditional territory of the Skayuks, a vanished Halqemeylem-speaking Coast Salish people related to today's Stolo, was a productive ...
Stave Bearing
... A stave bearing is a simple journal bearing where a shaft rotates in a bearing housing ... most of the circumference of the shaft in one or two pieces, a stave bearing uses a large number of axial staves to support the shaft ...
Stave Lake - Dams
... The Stave Falls Power Company, later a subsidiary of the BCER, dammed the river in the 1920-22 period ... hall, a large workers' community and railway, known as the Stave Falls Branch, were part of these projects ... As a result the Upper Stave was raised and flooded the forests, as was also the case later with Hayward Lake, which was formed by the completion of Ruskin Dam in 1930 ...
Stave Puzzles - Company History
... In the same year Steve and Dave the two formed Stave Puzzles, forming the name from a combination of their first names ... In 1983, Stave introduced their first 2-Way Trick Puzzle, called Go Fish ... In 1998 Stave was invited to show their puzzles at the White House ...

Famous quotes containing the words stave off and/or stave:

    Bribed with a little sunlight and a few prismatic tints, we bless our Maker, and stave off his wrath with hymns.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Bribed with a little sunlight and a few prismatic tints, we bless our Maker, and stave off his wrath with hymns.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Come a stove boat and a stove body when they will, for stave my soul, Jove himself cannot.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)