Our poet-naturalist seems to have appropriated all outdoors for his stamping-ground.
Lost Valley was no longer a stamping-ground for wrong and oppression.
It is his stamping-ground when his blood is up, and the devil squats at his ears.
I'll take you back to your stamping-ground if that's what you crave.
His poetry has been the stamping-ground of theologians and the centre of prattling literary circles.
Reaching the stamping-ground, my boy, I beheld a scene at once unique and impressive.
[fr earlier stale or stall, ''decoy bird,'' probably fr Anglo-French estale or estal, ''a pigeon used to lure a hawk into a nest''; since delaying and misleading are involved in both, this derivation and that of stall1 have probably intermingled over the centuries, as illustrated by the fact that stand meant ''a thief's assistant'' in the late 16th century]