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  • His legs were long, his hands were bony, and 'stableyard' was written in capital letters on his face.


  • There followed some private thoughts using the untranslatable language of the Spanish stableyard where she had spent so many of her formative years.

    Dearly Beloved

  • A game – cock in the stableyard, deprived of every spark of his accustomed animation, balanced himself dismally on one leg in a corner; a donkey, moping with drooping head under the narrow roof of an outhouse, appeared from his meditative and miserable countenance to be contemplating suicide.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • So, at five the next morning up he got, and into his bath, and into his shooting-jacket and gaiters, and into the stableyard, like

    The Water Babies

  • The guest then wrapped his garments about him so as to shelter himself as effectually as he could from the rough weather, and without any word or sign of farewell betook himself to the stableyard.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • Pen came home, clattering over the bridge and up the stableyard, with half a score of the Clavering voters yelling after him the

    The History of Pendennis

  • "Martingale" is also a nautical term, for an item of rigging - though perhaps borrowed from the horsey usage, and if the scene is in a stableyard, I'd likely figure it wasn't referring to a ship.

    Archaic terminology in historical fiction

  • Inside lay a stableyard, dirt raked in neat lines.

    Spirit Gate

  • There were guards on the walls and a score of soldiers lounging in the stableyard, all armed.

    Spirit Gate

  • "Well, nobody wants to chance death," Perrin said as they started out of the stableyard into the town with everyone strung out behind them.

    Knife of Dreams


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