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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Starling  \Star"ling\,  n.  [OE.  sterlyng,  a  dim.  of  OE  stare,  AS 
  st[ae]r;  akin  to  AS  stearn,  G.  star,  staar,  OHG.  stara, 
  Icel.  starri,  stari,  Sw  stare,  Dan.  st[ae]r,  L.  sturnus.  Cf 
  {Stare}  a  starling.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  passerine  bird  belonging  to  {Sturnus}  and 
  allied  genera.  The  European  starling  ({Sturnus  vulgaris}) 
  is  dark  brown  or  greenish  black,  with  a  metallic  gloss, 
  and  spotted  with  yellowish  white.  It  is  a  sociable  bird, 
  and  builds  about  houses,  old  towers,  etc  Called  also 
  {stare},  and  {starred}.  The  pied  starling  of  India  is 
  {Sternopastor  contra}. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  California  fish;  the  rock  trout. 
  3.  A  structure  of  piles  driven  round  the  piers  of  a  bridge 
  for  protection  and  support;  --  called  also  {sterling}. 
  {Rose-colored  starling}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Pastor}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sterling  \Ster"ling\,  a. 
  1.  Belonging  to  or  relating  to  the  standard  British  money 
  of  account,  or  the  British  coinage;  as  a  pound  sterling; 
  a  shilling  sterling;  a  penny  sterling;  --  now  chiefly 
  applied  to  the  lawful  money  of  England;  but  sterling  cost, 
  sterling  value,  are  used  ``With  sterling  money.''  --Shak. 
  2.  Genuine;  pure;  of  excellent  quality;  conforming  to  the 
  highest  standard;  of  full  value;  as  a  work  of  sterling 
  merit;  a  man  of  sterling  good  sense 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sterling  \Ster"ling\,  n.  (Engin.) 
  Same  as  {Starling},  3. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sterling  \Ster"ling\,  n.  [OE.  sterlynge  starling,  for 
  easterling,  LL  esterlingus  probably  from  Easterling,  once 
  the  popular  name  of  German  trades  in  England,  whose  money  was 
  of  the  purest  quality:  cf  MHG.  sterlink  a  certain  coin.  Cf 
  {East}.  ``Certain  merchants  of  Norwaie  Denmarke,  and  of 
  others  those  parties,  called  Ostomanni  or  (as  in  our  vulgar 
  language  we  tearme  them),  easterlings,  because  they  lie  east 
  in  respect  of  us.''  --Holinshed.  ``In  the  time  of  .  .  .  King 
  Richard  the  First  monie  coined  in  the  east  parts  of  Germanie 
  began  to  be  of  especiall  request  in  England  for  the  puritie 
  thereof,  and  was  called  Easterling  monie,  as  all  inhabitants 
  of  those  parts  were  called  Easterlings,  and  shortly  after 
  some  of  that  countrie,  skillful  in  mint  matters  and  allaies, 
  were  sent  for  into  this  realme  to  bring  the  coine  to 
  perfection;  which  since  that  time  was  called  of  them 
  sterling,  for  Easterling.''  --Camden.  ``Four  thousand  pound 
  of  sterlings.''  --R.  of  Gloucester.] 
  1.  Any  English  coin  of  standard  value;  coined  money. 
  So  that  ye  offer  nobles  or  sterlings.  --Chaucer. 
  And  Roman  wealth  in  English  sterling  view. 
  2.  A  certain  standard  of  quality  or  value  for  money. 
  Sterling  was  the  known  and  approved  standard  in 
  England,  in  all  probability,  from  the  beginning  of 
  King  Henry  the  Second's  reign.  --S.  M.  Leake. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  highest  in  quality  [syn:  {greatest},  {sterling(a)},  {superlative}] 
  n  :  British  money;  especially  the  pound  sterling  as  the  basic 
  monetary  unit  of  the  UK 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Sterling,  AK  (CDP,  FIPS  73070) 
  Location:  60.51518  N,  150.79705  W 
  Population  (1990):  3802  (2179  housing  units) 
  Area:  220.9  sq  km  (land),  7.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  99672 
  Sterling,  CO  (city,  FIPS  73935) 
  Location:  40.62649  N,  103.19914  W 
  Population  (1990):  10362  (4791  housing  units) 
  Area:  14.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  80751 
  Sterling,  CT 
  Zip  code(s):  06377 
  Sterling,  ID 
  Zip  code(s):  83210 
  Sterling,  IL  (city,  FIPS  72546) 
  Location:  41.79823  N,  89.69153  W 
  Population  (1990):  15132  (6364  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.5  sq  km  (land),  0.5  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  61081 
  Sterling,  KS  (city,  FIPS  68200) 
  Location:  38.20916  N,  98.20578  W 
  Population  (1990):  2115  (878  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67579 
  Sterling,  MA 
  Zip  code(s):  01564 
  Sterling,  MI  (village,  FIPS  76420) 
  Location:  44.03213  N,  84.02031  W 
  Population  (1990):  520  (190  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  48659 
  Sterling,  ND 
  Zip  code(s):  58572 
  Sterling,  NE  (village,  FIPS  47150) 
  Location:  40.46189  N,  96.37806  W 
  Population  (1990):  451  (217  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68443 
  Sterling,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  13156 
  Sterling,  OH 
  Zip  code(s):  44276 
  Sterling,  OK  (town,  FIPS  70150) 
  Location:  34.74952  N,  98.17244  W 
  Population  (1990):  684  (337  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Sterling,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  18463 
  Sterling,  UT  (town,  FIPS  72940) 
  Location:  39.19430  N,  111.69087  W 
  Population  (1990):  191  (77  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Sterling,  VA  (CDP,  FIPS  75376) 
  Location:  39.00133  N,  77.40830  W 
  Population  (1990):  20512  (7344  housing  units) 
  Area:  17.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  22170 

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