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stell

noun
  1. a shelter for cattle or sheep built on moorland or hillsides

Word Origin

C19
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for stell

Historical Examples

  • Stell said it was getting so that maids objected to Sunday dinners, anyway.

    The Best Short Stories of 1917

    Various

  • After dinner he tried to talk business with Eva's husband, or Stell's.

  • Eva and Stell got together and decided that Jo ought to marry.

  • "It's a pity everything's gone to pot like that, Stell," he said softly.

    Big Timber

    Bertrand W. Sinclair

  • A tent house was built for Stell in the back yard of our cabin.

    I Married a Ranger

    Dama Margaret Smith


Word Origin and History for stell

v.

"to fix in position," Old English stellan, from West Germanic *stalljan (cf. German stellen; see stall (n.1)).

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