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livery stable

noun
1.
a stable where horses and vehicles are cared for or rented out for pay.
Origin of livery stable
1695-1705
1695-1705
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  • “He was left here by a man I think was this Tim Crapsey the paper spoke about,” announced the livery stable keeper.

    Dave Porter and His Double Edward Stratemeyer
  • “Pete” himself had driven the equipage over from the livery stable.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Little more than half a block north, on the former street, was a livery stable kept by Patrick Dinan.

    The Crime of the Century Henry M. Hunt
  • You know where the livery stable round the corner is, on Houston?

    Shoulder-Straps Henry Morford
  • Mazarine had not been able to find his horses at any hotel or livery stable, or in any street.

  • At the corner of the livery stable he paused: "W'ere you hoss?"

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • Dr. Slavens passed within a few feet of her, leading his horse toward the livery stable.

    Claim Number One George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • The saloon was on one side of the livery stable and the postoffice was on the other side.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • The detective's "friend" was on hand at the livery stable a few minutes after seven that evening.

    The Crime of the Century Henry M. Hunt
  • "No livery stable in this town—come five francs on it," said the Artist.

    Riviera Towns Herbert Adams Gibbons
British Dictionary definitions for livery stable

livery stable

noun
1.
a stable where horses are accommodated and from which they may be hired out
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