Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man who attends in a stable; an ostler; a groom.
“The wheelwright and the stable-man, in despair at the prospect of the traveller escaping their clutches, interfered.”
““What has happened?” repeated the mother, addressing the stable-man.”
“So little by little the stable-man took up his work again.”
“This stupid stable-man may have loaded his musket.”
“The first night was, however, by no means uncomfortable, for, passing a large stable-yard, I saw it contained several empty omnibuses, and, waiting until nobody was looking, I made a rush into one of these; I lay down at full length on the seat, and slept until a stable-man woke me at half-past five the next morning.”
“Grant hastened to obey his father's directions, and in the space of a few minutes the team was ready, with O'Brien, the stable-man, and Mr. Mackerly as its occupants; and soon they were out of sight in the darkness, speeding for the train.”
“The stable-man was rather dissipated, but possessed of some humor.”
“Yes, the stable-man says that they are kind and gentle and very susceptible to kind treatment.”
“Only Dick was there, and the stable-man, although the many saddled horses that stamped in the shade promised possibilities.”
“One night they came on the Khawadji's stable-man caring for a lame horse with such skill that Nicholas spoke of it.”
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