Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An arrangement other than a halter or tie for securing cattle to their racks or mangers.

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Examples

  • In LA it thrusts its head _in circo uituli_, which I have rendered conjecturally as the context seems to require, but I can find no information as to the exact nature of this adjunct to the cattle-stall.

    The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran Translations Of Christian Literature. Series V. Lives Of The Celtic Saints

  • He had wandered about the market all the afternoon; visited every sheep-pen, pig-pen, and cattle-stall; watched the racing up and down of sundry horses; seen the transfer of several baskets of fowl, and peeped into the corn exchange, when he thought it was about time to return home; but as he passed an inn-yard he lingered to see a farmer commence his homeward journey.

    Leslie Ross: or, Fond of a Lark

  • During thunderstorms a bit of the wreath is burned on the hearth with a prayer; some of it is given to kine that are sick or calving, and some of it serves to fumigate house and cattle-stall, that man and beast may keep hale and well.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • The bones were given to the dog to eat; if he did not eat them all up, the remains were buried under the dung in the cattle-stall.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • Hence about Oels, near Strehlitz, the people on that day arm themselves with old brooms and drive the witches from house and home, from farmyard and cattle-stall, making a great uproar and clatter as they do so.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • While this controversy went on, a rich landowner named Adolios had the Sleepers 'cave opened, to use it as a cattle-stall.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • Hence about Oels, near Strehlitz, the people on that day arm themselves with old brooms and drive the witches from house and home, from farmyard and cattle-stall, making

    The Golden Bough

  • Ignat's hut, his barn, cattle-stall, and well were surrounded by high snowdrifts.

    The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories

  • I had a cattle-stall in the main stable -- a cavern fitted up with a long double file of two-storied bunks, the files separated by a calico partition -- twenty men and boys on one side of it, twenty women and girls on the other.

    Following the Equator, Part 4

  • The houses of the small cultivators of Belgium are generally substantially built, and in good repair; they have commonly a sleeping room in the attic, and closets for beds connected with the lower apartment, which is convenient in size; a small cellarage for the dairy, and store for the grain, as well as an oven, and an outhouse for the potatoes, with a roomy cattle-stall, piggery, and poultry loft.

    The slave trade, domestic and foreign Why It Exists, and How It May Be Extinguished

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