At the stile leading into that lane where Robert had previously seen her, she was stopped by him.
A girl was seen walking across the field and approaching the stile.
He climbed over a stile in the hedge and took a field path that ran up to a wood—the wood way, as he remembered, to Astleys.
I was obliged to stop and lean my head on my arms against a stile.
It grows very dark; the waiting figure by the stile vanishes into the gloom.
This startled him, so he crossed the stile as carefully as he could, feeling every step.
Meg loitered a moment watching her, then she clambered over the stile and was off.
There is a stile from which a path leads across the fields thence to Hook.
They had been standing near the stile: there was another awkward pause.
They, too, were walking in the paddock, and met Ermengarde close to the stile.
Old English stigel "device for climbing, ladder," related to stigen "to climb," from Proto-Germanic *stig- "to climb," (see stair). An arrangement to allow persons to pass but not sheep and cattle.