from The Century Dictionary.
- Not put up in a stable.
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- adjective Not lodged in a
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Here again — behold the branchless tree, the unstabled
The horse was quickly unstabled, and brought round to the tavern door, but the innkeeper was loth to let the good knight depart.
With his best energies directed toward developing his possessions, his log hut gives place to a cottage, the pine bushes make way for fruit trees, the broom sage for flowers; the unstabled mule is snugly sheltered in a comfortable barn, while the lowing of cattle, the bleating of sheep, the grunting of swine, and the cackling of fowls bear witness to thrift and prosperity.
Here again -- behold the branchless tree, the unstabled Rosinante; the film of cloud, the flicker of moonshine.
"Mimicking the malignant spirits who were widely believed to be abroad on Hallowe'en," he writes, "gangs of youths blocked up chimneys, rampaged through cabbage patches, opened gates and unstabled horses."