MEANING: verb tr.: To obstruct, thwart, stump, etc.
noun: A hindrance.

ETYMOLOGY: From Scots stymie. The modern game of golf originated in Scotland from where both the game and the word stymie came to English. In golf, a stymie refers to one player’s ball obstructing another’s. Earliest documented use: noun: 1834, verb: 1857.

STY MILE - unit of distance between here and the pigpen

STYMPIE - Manx cat, buddy of Ren, the crazy Chihuahua,

'S TYPIE - Whass'a name of that book Melville wrote before he wrote OMOO ?