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  • n. Plural form of stable-boy.


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  • Tharos kitchen servants followed to pelt me with rotten fruit, and stable-boys threw stones.


  • Well, then, one of our stable-boys told us one evening that, going down to wash the horses in the river, he fancied he had seen the Spanish Grandee swimming some little way off, just like a fish.

    La Grand Breteche

  • And so we gave him his wig back, which one of the grinning stable-boys put on and carried to him as he lay in the straw.

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • He would make his stable-boys hunt rats upon skates.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • Mrs Winterfield kept a low, four-wheeled, one-horsed phaeton, in which she made her pilgrimages among the poor of Perivale, driven by the most solemn of stable-boys, dressed up in a great white coat, the most priggish of hats, and white cotton gloves.

    The Belton Estate

  • The horses who had run in the last race were being led home, steaming and exhausted, by the stable-boys, and one after another the fresh horses for the coming race made their appearance, for the most part English racers, wearing horsecloths, and looking with their drawn-up bellies like strange, huge birds.

    Anna Karenina

  • And so it fell out; and when the sixteen stable-boys saw that he would drink nothing, they drank it all themselves, and one by one lay stretched around the board.

    The Orange Fairy Book

  • As there were not enough stable-boys to unharness all the carriages, the gentlemen turned up their sleeves and set about it themselves.

    Madame Bovary

  • Some white pug-dogs got up from the hay and ran up to us, wagging their tails, and a long-bearded old goat walked away with an air of dissatisfaction; three stable-boys, in strong but greasy sheepskins, bowed to us without speaking.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • And the stable-boys would wake the girls up at once.

    A Sportsman's Sketches


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