Cuff thereupon started on his task of stabling the three horses, leaving the door open.
The errors in stabling are fully as grievous as any we have noticed.
There is a coach-house, stabling for half-a-dozen horses, and I don't know what.
Thirty miles from Cairo, stabling for relays of horses, with one resting-room.
If Mabel liked the house, he liked it too, and Claud would see after the stabling.
Supper and rest were needed for ourselves, and provender and stabling for our horses.
At the sign of "St. Lawrence Bosoms" twenty beds and stabling for sixty horses were ordered.
As it was, our stabling was at an inconvenient distance from the schloss.
They carried passengers and goods and stopped at inns for stabling and repairs.
I'll send a guide to Bilhope-head wi' ye; for troth we hae neither meat nor drink, house-room nor stabling, mair about the toun.
"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.
For what the grete Stiede
Is stole, thanne he taketh hiede,
And makth the stable dore fast.
[John Gower, "Confessio Amantis," 1390]
"steadfast, firm," mid-13c., from Old French estable, from Latin stabilis "firm, steadfast," literally "able to stand," from stem of stare "to stand" (see stet). Physical sense of "secure against falling" is recorded from late 14c. Of nuclear isotopes, from 1904.
"to put (a horse) in a stable," early 14c., from stable (n.). Related: Stabled; stabling.
stable sta·ble (stā'bəl)
adj. sta·bler, sta·blest
Resistant to change of position or condition.
Not subject to mental illness or irrationality.
Having no known mode of decay; indefinitely long-lived. Used of atomic particles.
Not easily decomposed or otherwise modified chemically.
The group of people performing similar work, managed by one person: She's part of his stable of writers (1937+)