More likely it stemmed from the fact that she had not gone to the house yet.
The only power which might have stemmed the tide was Prussia.
Its second historical period begins with the advent of the Romans, who stemmed the advancing Teutonic tide.
There is a 15th-century Italian example in South Kensington Museum of a pilastered turret containing an oblong crystal case, the whole resting on a stemmed base, and surmounted with a cupola.
His fame lives in Eastern history as the conqueror who stemmed the tide of Western conquest on the East, and turned it definitely from East to West, as the hero who momentarily united the unruly East, and as the saint who realized in his personality the highest virtues and ideals of Mahommedanism.