2. Anyone who manipulates the outcome of an event; such as, an election: The underground boss was found to be the rigger of the census results after an investigation by officials.
3. A slender paint brush typically made of sable: For Cleo's art work, she used a rigger to create the fine points in her paintings.
2. Conditions that make life and subsistence difficult: The rigor of the arctic winters made the expedition's tasks harder to achieve.
3. The quality or state of being very exact, careful, or strict: The students conducted the experiments with scientific rigor because they were being guided by a scholar known for her intellectual rigor.
4. Stiffness of tissue that prevents response to stimuli: There was a rigor in the patient's arm that made it difficult for the doctor to examine her.
When Patricia ordered the arctic camping equipment from the local rigger, he warned her about the rigor and dangers that might be a part of her arctic explorations.
2. The application of precise and exacting standards when doing something.
3. An experience of great hardship or difficulty: "His father had to suffer the rigors of life on the battlefront during the war."
4. Severe weather or the harshness of weather.
5. Rigidity of the body or a stiffness and lack of response to stimuli in body organs, muscles, or tissues.
6. A sudden attack of shivering and coldness with high temperature, called the cold stage, followed by a sense of heat and profuse perspiration, called the hot stage; for example, at the beginning of a fever.
7. A shivering or shaking of the body and limbs occurring in association with a fever of infectious origin; shaking chills.
8. Etymology: from Old French rigor, from Latin rigorem, rigor, "numbness, stiffness, rigor"; from Latin rigere, "to be stiff".
2. Etymology: from Old French rigor, from Latin rigorem, rigor, "numbness, stiffness", from "heat" + rigere, "to be stiff".
The detection of this phenomenon is important because the body maintains the postion it was in at the time of death and this positioning continues until true rigor mortis develops.