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box stall

a room-sized stall, usually square, for a horse or other large animal.
Compare straight stall.
Origin of box stall
1880-85, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He entered his box-stall, with its tiny square window, and fixed his troubled gaze again upon the house.

    Bred of the Desert Marcus Horton
  • I had a box-stall and unnumbered horse-blankets all to myself.

    The Road Jack London
  • A screen, hung on rollers from a top bar, is better than a door for closing up a box-stall.

    Riding for Ladies Mrs. Power O'Donoghue
  • Alix's riding horse put a Roman nose reproachfully over the bitten barrier of his box-stall.

    Sisters Kathleen Norris
  • I had to hide Artie in a box-stall and hope to God he kept quiet.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • Swiftly Matt extinguished the light, caught Carl by the arm and pulled him across the barn and into a box-stall.

    Motor Matt's Mystery Stanley R. Matthews
  • But I never heard of a angel bein' stanchelled up in a box-stall, and let out of it agin at stated times, like a yearlin' colt.

    Sweet Cicely Josiah Allen's Wife: Marietta Holley
  • While they crouched breathlessly in the box-stall they heard a sound of fumbling movements, then the scratching of a match.

    Motor Matt's Mystery Stanley R. Matthews
  • His box-stall, fine grooming, and fine harness were things of the past.

    Three Little Women Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • For a time there was not a soul in sight as I walked slowly down that line of box-stall houses.

    Abroad at Home Julian Street

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