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  • n. Plural form of ostler.


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  • By dint of discreet questioning of the toll keepers along the Great North Road, various ostlers, and, later, when all indications were that the carriage had turned off toward the sea, certain select others he had encountered, he had managed to track it to its destination.


  • I'm of good philistine horde stock, the nearest we got to the nineteenth-century intelligentsia was as ostlers for the Rothschilds, probably horse thieves before that which explains my love-hate thing with Equus Maximus so this was all relevant.

    47 entries from February 2008

  • When she was in the war camp, her very first day, she had asserted her right to exist by walking up to the ostlers and demanding her place at their campfire, sharing their food.

    In Gordath Wood: Writer Patrice Sarath » Gordath Wood Book III

  • She hummed in the old way of centuries of ostlers and, like them, from time to time, she spat.

    The Elvis Latte

  • I could see Colum at the head table, head cocked forward to hear, as attentive as the ostlers and fighting-men at our table.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • The word was no sooner out of my mouth than the whole crowd of spectators, well dressed and ill -- gentlemen, ostlers, and servant-maids -- joined in a general shriek of "Fire!"

    Sole Music

  • Of course, if Cameron were the re-incarnation of Lord Salisbury, then Dave would have ample understanding of, and who knows perhaps even intimacy with, the various retainers, ostlers, scullery maids and farriers in his employ.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • I believe it was Swift who wondered why people should pay for scribblers to write lies in garrets and letters to themselves, when you could have the article cheaper from ostlers in stables and footmen in parlours, if you but supplied pen and paper.

    The Pajamas Media blogging enterprise has collapsed.

  • Well, we now have the modern equivalent of pen and paper and presses aplenty for the modern equivalent of ostlers, footmen, and chamber maids.

    The Pajamas Media blogging enterprise has collapsed.

  • We fit all our animals and our four ostlers in a metal crate twenty feet by twenty feet.

    abandoned prose...


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