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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STABLE

The new mare and the dog-cart in charge of the stable lad were there, but no Dick.

"Give this to Mr. Ware," she said to the stable boy as she prepared to get into the dog-cart.

When Sidney saw the outline of the stable roof, she knew that it was dawn.

When I went to the stable to get him he wasn't worth much, Andy—he was dead.

She always turned in that cross manner from Shandy, the stable boy.

As the girl entered the stable, Mortimer sauntered on in the direction Mike had gone.

When they arrived at the stable Mike headed straight for the harness room.

I shouldn't like to have horses in that man's stable—he's too good a trainer for me.

Mike said nothing, but led the way to the back of the stable.

The Trainer pursued his investigation among the stable lads.

WORD ORIGIN

"building where horses or cows are kept," early 13c., "building for domestic animals," from Old French estable "a stable, stall" (also applied to cowsheds and pigsties), from Latin stabulum "a stall, fold, aviary, etc." literally "a standing place," from stem of stare "to stand" (see stet).

Meaning "collection of horses belonging to one stable is attested from 1570s; transferred sense of "group of fighters under same management" is from 1897; that of "group of prostitutes working for the same employer" is from 1937.

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