1. Adjective.  (obsolete) Standing or resting on something.
  2. Adjective.  Urgent in dwelling upon anything; persistent in urging or maintaining.
  3. Adjective.  Extorting attention or notice; coercively staring or prominent; vivid; intense.
  4. Adjective.  (ornithology) Standing on end: specifically said of the hind toe of a bird when its base is inserted so high on the shank that only its tip touches the ground: correlated with incumbent.

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