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still 1

 (stĭl)
adj. still·er, still·est
1.
a. Not moving or in motion: The patient must be still for the doctor to work.
b. Free from disturbance, agitation, or commotion: the still waters of the lake.
c. Of or relating to a single or static photograph as opposed to a movie.
2. Making or characterized by no sound or faint sound: The crowd cheered and then grew still. See Synonyms at quiet.
3. Not carbonated; lacking effervescence: a still wine.
n.
1. Silence; quiet: the still of the night.
2. A still photograph, especially one taken from a scene of a movie and used for promotional purposes.
3. A still-life picture.
adv.
1. Without movement; motionlessly: stand still.
2.
a. At the present time; for the present: We are still waiting.
b. Up to or at a specified time; yet: still had not made up her mind.
c. At a future time; eventually: may still see the error of his ways.
3. In increasing amount or degree; even: and still further complaints.
4. In addition; besides: had still another helping.
5. All the same; nevertheless.
v. stilled, still·ing, stills
v.tr.
1. To make motionless or unagitated: The afternoon heat stilled the breeze.
2. To make quiet; silence: "a ... cold wind that stilled even the chorus of insects" (David Campbell).
3. To allay or calm: The parents stilled their child's fears of the dark.
v.intr.
To become still.
Idiom:
still and all
Informal After taking everything into consideration; nevertheless; however: Still and all, our objective can be achieved.

[Middle English, from Old English stille; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

still′ness n.

still 2

 (stĭl)
n.
1. An apparatus for distilling liquids, such as alcohols, consisting of a vessel in which the substance is vaporized by heat and a cooling device in which the vapor is condensed.
2. A distillery.

[From Middle English stillen, to distill, from distillen; see distill.]
References in classic literature ?
It tilted forward and downward with a heart- stilling "Ssssooo"; the ladder disappeared; a line of brass-rimmed port-holes flashed past; a jet of Steam puffed in Harvey's helplessly uplifted hands; a spout of hot water roared along the rail of the "We're Here", and the little schooner staggered and shook in a rush of screw-torn water, as a liner's stern vanished in the fog.
Community Development Director Christopher Stilling said the target area includes the nearby Vernon Township offices, the new Easton Station development and dozens of acres of undeveloped land.
2) Demolition and re-construction of the spillway chute slabs, chute blocks, and stilling basin.