Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stall or stand for oxen.

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Examples

  • A Hart hotly pursued by the hounds fled for refuge into an ox-stall, and buried itself in a truss of hay, leaving nothing to be seen but the tips of his horns.

    Aesop's Fables

  • A HART hotly pursued by the hounds fled for refuge into an ox-stall, and buried itself in a truss of hay, leaving nothing to be seen but the tips of his horns.

    The Hart in the Ox-Stall

  • We had trout sufficient for present needs; and after my first meal in an ox-stall, I strolled out on the rude log bridge to watch the angry

    In the Catskills Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs

  • What would my own Suffolk ploughmen have said to the notion of spending the night in an ox-stall?

    In the Heart of the Vosges And Other Sketches by a "Devious Traveller"

  • A STAG, roused from his thick covert in the midst of the forest, and driven hard by the hounds, made towards a farm-house, and, seeing the door of an ox-stall open, entered therein, and hid himself under

    Favourite Fables in Prose and Verse

  • Lorand, however, with the most serious countenance, merely answered that his presence would be required most in the ox-stall, so he would take up his quarters there.

    Debts of Honor

  • On my estate, the steward may lodge where he likes -- either in the ox-stall, in the cow-shed, or in the buffalo stable.

    Debts of Honor

  • A Stag, aroused from his woodland lair, to avoid impending death threatened by huntsmen, repaired with blind fear to the nearest farm-house, and hid himself in an ox-stall close at hand.

    The Fables of Phædrus Literally translated into English prose with notes

  • And Mary, having heard that the children were being killed, was afraid, and took the infant and swaddled Him, and put Him into an ox-stall.

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  • No. 13.p. 195.) that _buarth papan_ means the sun's ox-stall, or, in other words, that _papan_ means the sun, I should wish to know where else such a name for that luminary, for or any thing else, may be met with?

    Notes and Queries, Number 18, March 2, 1850

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