(1) Boring, stodgy natural gas companies were one major economic player ignored in the tech boom.(2) Anyone holding the view that history is by definition boring and stodgy stuff will be heartened and intrigued by this account.(3) There are still a great many stodgy lumps of plot exposition to digest, but this time around they don't seem quite as long-winded and interfere less with the overall pace of the story-telling.(4) Right now, compared with everything else that's happening on the Web, AOL is boring, stodgy , and stuck in the mud.(5) At this time of year, around when the clocks go back, I start to feel really tired and depressed, and I find myself binging on stodgy foods and then I put on pounds.(6) Conversely, great skiing can't compensate for stodgy service or uninspiring interiors.(7) That turned out to be the start of an afternoon of stodgy chocolate cake, sugary donuts and a bag of free pastries from the coffee shop where they're getting to know our order before we even give it.(8) The openness of the new economy promised by the Internet strikes fear across the mahogany board tables of Japan Inc., threatening the cozy existence of stodgy , old economy companies.(9) Our dining establishment, The Riverside Cafe, was just what you need on a cold rainy day - puddings and stodgy meals galore, with nary a vegetable in sight.(10) His glass screen and playful elevational treatments act as a determinedly piquant foil to the essentially stodgy building form.(11) Ironically the only covers which seem to fall flat here are the film tie-in editions which look stodgy next to the originally designed covers.(12) Britain was once the nation of a notoriously dowdy pallet - stodgy pies, marmite, and spaghetti on toast.(13) I would suggest replacing the breadcrumbs with rice or couscous, which are less stodgy , and again varies the grain away from bread.(14) Two tarts, with the sort of over-refrigerated, crunch-free pastry that you get on supermarket tarts (wavy edge included), the pastry of similar thickness to the stodgy filling which had cracked on top.(15) Although some of the reviews complain that the film lacks Austen's social observation and complexity of characterisation, this just confirms my view that most film reviewers are rather stodgy .(16) If you fancy a pudding, make sure it's not something stodgy that could leave you sluggish and immobile.