Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place where rubbish, dung, etc., are laid or deposited.
  • n. A place where milk-giving cows are kept, or cattle on the way to market are lodged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place where rubbish, dung, etc., are laid or deposited.
  • n. A place where milch cows are kept, or cattle on the way to market are lodged.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where refuse or rubbish is deposited; hence, a heap of rubbish or refuse. Also laystow.

Etymologies

lay +‎ stall (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For > [Because of the] corses > bodies laystall > {Place where bodies are laid; dunghill, midden} 3 Of murdered men, who therein strewn lay,

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01

  • All the misdemeanours and malpractices of the town, -- and they were happening every day and every night, -- were all reported to the Recorder; they were all, so to say, charged home upon the Recorder, and he was held responsible for them all; till his office was a perfect laystall and cesspool of all the scum and corruption of the town.

    Bunyan Characters (3rd Series)

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