Definition of stoup:
The carved tie- beams of the porch with their masks and tracery and the great stone stoup which appears in one corner have an unrestored appearance which is quite delightful in these days of over- restoration.- "Vanishing England", P. H. Ditchfield.
- "Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor", R. D. Blackmore.
As for us, though your extreeme calamitie did not threaten the ruine of our Religion, Peace, and Liberties, as it doth most evidently, we would hate our selves, if we did not finde our hearts within us melting with compassion over you: You are engraven on the tables of our hearts to live and die with you: we could desire that our heads were waters, and our eyes a fountain of tears, that we might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of the Lords people; So calamitous a condition of any of the Kirks of Christ, could not but be very grievous unto us; How much more shall not we stoup and fall down in the dust to embrace our dearest Brethren of England, to whom we are tied in to near and tender relations.- "The-Acts-Of-The-General-Assemblies-of-the-Church-of-Scotland", Church of Scotland. General Assembly.