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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Costiveness  \Cos"tive*ness\,  n. 
  1.  An  unnatural  retention  of  the  fecal  matter  of  the  bowels; 
  2.  Inability  to  express  one's  self  stiffness.  [Obs.] 
  A  reverend  disputant  of  the  same  costiveness  in 
  public  elocution  with  myself.  --Wakefield.