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livery stable

a stable where horses and vehicles are cared for or rented out for pay.
Origin of livery stable
First recorded in 1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • “Pete” himself had driven the equipage over from the livery stable.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He slammed out, then, mounted and rode to a livery stable and gave orders there.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • You know where the livery stable round the corner is, on Houston?

    Shoulder-Straps Henry Morford
  • It will let you out into the alley between this building and the livery stable.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • At the corner of the livery stable he paused: "W'ere you hoss?"

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • That I had a carriage and horses and I could open a livery stable.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • The saloon was on one side of the livery stable and the postoffice was on the other side.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • "No livery stable in this town—come five francs on it," said the Artist.

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • He had driven to the village and put his horse and buggy in the livery stable.

    The Tyranny of Weakness Charles Neville Buck
  • His horse and buggy were the finest that the livery stable could furnish.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for livery stable

livery stable

a stable where horses are accommodated and from which they may be hired out
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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