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livery stable

  

      n   a stable where horses are accommodated and from which they may be hired out  
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livery          [1]  
      n   pl   , -eries  
1    the identifying uniform, badge, etc., of a member of a guild or one of the servants of a feudal lord  
2    a uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurs  
3    an individual or group that wears such a uniform  
4    distinctive dress or outward appearance  
5   
a    the stabling, keeping, or hiring out of horses for money  
b    (as modifier)  
a livery horse     
6    at livery   being kept in a livery stable  
7      (Legal history)   an ancient method of conveying freehold land  
     (C14: via Anglo-French from Old French livrée allocation, from livrer to hand over, from Latin liberare to set free)  

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livery

  
  
attire, clothing, costume, dress, garb, raiment     (archaic or poetic)   regalia, suit, uniform, vestments  

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n.
nurse manned MICU for stable intensive care patients
n.
Wood where the log is first quartered lengthways, resulting in wedges with right angles in the centre of the log. Less prone to shrinkage and is more stable. Used in barrel-making.
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