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livery stable

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  1. a stable where horses and vehicles are cared for or rented out for pay.

Origin of livery stable

First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for livery stable

Historical Examples

  • Outside the front door the livery-stable man was holding the horses.

    The Hound From The North

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • "Guess Jim's turned in at some ranch," came the word from the livery-stable.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • It was an inquiry from the livery-stable for Mr. Stephen Burns.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • So had the neat, single brougham, hired from a livery-stable.

    Mary Gray

    Katharine Tynan

  • The livery-stable keeper wants a boy, but he must know all about horses.

    Randy of the River

    Horatio Alger Jr.

British Dictionary definitions for livery stable

livery stable

  1. a stable where horses are accommodated and from which they may be hired out
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