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Examples from the Web for ostler
Heard you no reason given why they should prefer me to your chamberlain, your ostler or your drawer?The Lion's Skin
The only one left is the ostler, who is sleeping in one of the outhouses here.The Trampling of the Lilies
The interruption was caused by her recognition of the ostler, and she lounged into the room.
The ostler, Dick, had already returned to the rescue of the snow-bound coach.
Then the ostler left the stable, locking the door on the outside.Curious, if True
- archaic a stableman, esp one at an inn
C15: variant of hostler, from hostel
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Word Origin and History for ostler
late 14c., phonetic spelling of hostler.
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