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- n. Plural form of stabler.
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Ship-masters, innkeepers, and stablers, were responsible for the luggage and effects of travellers intrusted to their care, which policy is now adopted in both Europe and America, on the ground that if they were not held strictly to their charge, being not a very reputable class of men in ancient times, they might be in league with thieves.
They appear to be busy men, these stablers, yet have a lounging way with them, as if indolence were somehow diffused through their natures.