livery stable

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livery stable

n.
A stable that boards horses and keeps horses and carriages for hire.

livery stable

n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a stable where horses are accommodated and from which they may be hired out

liv′ery sta`ble


n.
a stable where horses and vehicles are cared for or rented out for pay.
[1695–1705]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.livery stable - stable where horses and vehicles are kept for hirelivery stable - stable where horses and vehicles are kept for hire
horse barn, stable, stalls - a farm building for housing horses or other livestock
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livery stable

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References in classic literature ?
I know a man in Bath, the master of some livery stables, who often wants a good horse at a low figure; I know he looks well after his horses.
Through the recommendation of York, I was bought by the master of the livery stables.
Without a moment's hesitation, I took the proprietor of the livery stables aside and told him what the real importance was of the evidence of his order-book and the evidence of his driver.
I next showed that she had taken that journey, by the personal testimony of the driver of the fly, and I proved that she had performed it on the appointed day, by the order-book at the livery stables.
She had been buggy-riding before, but always behind one horse, jaded, and livery, in a top-buggy, heavy and dingy, such as livery stables rent because of sturdy unbreakableness.
The two livery stables were crowded with vehicles of all sorts, and lines of buggies and wagons were drawn up along the sides of the shady roads, the horses switching their tails in luxurious idleness.
So Louis and I rendezvoused in a livery stable, and with coats buttoned and chattering teeth played euchre and casino until the time of our exile was over.
I was working in a livery stable in San Francisco then.
Being once safe, he left his horse at a livery stable in order not to arouse suspicion, and tranquilly continued his journey on the canal-boats, which conveyed him by easy stages to Dort, pursuing their way under skilful guidance by the shortest possible routes through the windings of the river, which held in its watery embrace so many enchanting little islands, edged with willows and rushes, and abounding in luxurious vegetation, whereon flocks of fat sheep browsed in peaceful sleepiness.
One morning Kit drove Mr Abel to the Notary's office, as he sometimes did, and having set him down at the house, was about to drive off to a livery stable hard by, when this same Mr Chuckster emerged from the office door, and cried 'Woa-a-a-a-a-a
Your little mare the General gave you will fetch something, and there's no d--d livery stable bills here as there are in London," Rawdon added, with a laugh.
As a boy Thomas Keats had come to London and found a situation as ostler in some livery stable.