Stall-feed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Stall-feed To feed and fatten in a stall or on dry fodder; as, to stall-feed an ox.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stall-feed To feed and fatten in a stall or stable, or on dry fodder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Stall-feed to feed and fatten in a stall or stable
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. steal; Ice. stallr, Ger. stall.

Usage

In literature:

We visit the horses and mules in their stalls and hunt for eggs and feed the turkeys.
"Story of My Life" by Helen Keller
Rafe put up the roan ponies in a couple of empty stalls and gave them a feed of oats.
"Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp" by Annie Roe Carr
The beasts leaned again to their work as though they had just come from a feeding-stall and knew their riders' needs.
"Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
The horses were feeding, but as yet the stalls had not been cleaned out.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
Now he stood still, not caring which way she chose so long as he had to travel away from his stall and feed-bin.
"The Little Colonel's House Party" by Annie Fellows Johnston
John Jay could hear Ned putting the horse into the stall, and throwing the corn into the feed-box.
"Ole Mammy's Torment" by Annie Fellows Johnston
For Sue had slipped down the little hole over the manger, or feed-box, in the stall of Toby, the Shetland pony.
"Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show" by Laura Lee Hope
Striding to a feed-stall filled with alfalfa, he tossed the hay aside and dragged to the light a saddle.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
Ask to see that oak-panelled box-stall with the stained-glass windows and the porcelain feed-box.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
But, I repeat, for stall-feeding they are unsuitable; confinement is unnatural to their disposition.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
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In poetry:

Take Snow-white back to her glimmering stall;
There let her stand and feed!—
I am overweening, ambitious, small,
A creature of pride and greed!
Let me wash the hoofs, let me be the thrall,
Jesus, of thy white steed!
"The Three Horses" by George MacDonald

In news:

The tradeoffs to the loss of gestation stalls are more sow injuries, higher feed and labor costs, and very likely more injuries to workers.
The Festool OF 2200 plunge router features a 2200-watt, 3-1/2 HP motor coupled with MMC electronics to increases the feed rate and reduce stalling, the manufacturer says.
Barns have different levels of boarding, from full service, where feed and care is provided—to basic stall rental—where the client does everything.
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