1. by fits and starts intermittently
  2. fits and starts repeated bursts of activity
  3. woodland star California perennial herb cultivated for its racemose white flowers with widely spreading petals; sometimes placed in genus Tellima
  4. photosynthesis formation of compounds in plants aided by radiant energy
  5. Stars and Stripes the national flag of the United States of America
  6. arts and crafts the arts of decorative design and handicraft
  7. Cygnus atratus large Australian swan having black plumage and a red bill
  8. postindustrial of or relating to a society or economy marked by a lessened importance of manufacturing and an increase of services, information, and research
  9. desperate straits a state of extreme distress
  10. nuts and bolts detailed practical information about how something works or how something can be accomplished
  11. down the stairs on a floor below
  12. frozen custard dessert resembling ice cream but with a boiled custard base
  13. film industry the entertainment industries involved in producing and distributing movies
  14. industrious characterized by hard work and perseverance
  15. descendants all of the offspring of a given progenitor
  16. housing start the act of starting to construct a house
  17. service industry an industry that provides services rather than tangible objects
  18. flying start a racing start in which the contestants are already in full motion when they pass the starting line
  19. sandstorm a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand
  20. Great Sandy Desert a desert in southern Saudi Arabia