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livery stable

a stable where horses and vehicles are cared for or rented out for pay.
Origin of livery stable
1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I ordered the livery-stable to have a carriage here in lots of time.

    Seventeen Booth Tarkington
  • The livery-stable keeper wants a boy, but he must know all about horses.

    Randy of the River Horatio Alger Jr.
  • He ran his livery-stable for a living and, like many other men in the Mississippi valley, he lived for duck-hunting.

    The Jack-Knife Man Ellis Parker Butler
  • It was an inquiry from the livery-stable for Mr. Stephen Burns.

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • They found the livery-stable keeper out, but one of his assistants came forward to see what they wanted.

  • "Guess Jim's turned in at some ranch," came the word from the livery-stable.

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • So had the neat, single brougham, hired from a livery-stable.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • Dan soon found employment in a livery-stable at fifty cents a day.

    A Bookful of Girls Anna Fuller
  • He left her at her door and proceeded with his buggy to a livery-stable.

    The Funny Philosophers George Yellott
  • He was in the livery-stable line, but he had been a soldier many years.

    Seven English Cities William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for livery-stable

livery stable

a stable where horses are accommodated and from which they may be hired out
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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