Stable stand
Stable stand Sta"ble stand` (st[a^]nd`). (O.Eng. Law) The position of a man who is found at his standing in the forest, with a crossbow or a longbow bent, ready to shoot at a deer, or close by a tree with greyhounds in a leash ready to slip; -- one of the four presumptions that a man intends stealing the king's deer. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

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  • stable-stand — In forest law, one of the four evidences or presumptions whereby a man was convicted of an intent to steal the king s deer in the forest. This was when a man was found at his standing in the forest with a cross bow or long bow bent, ready to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • stable-stand — Standing ready, as evidence of intent to kill a deer in a forest …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • stable-stand — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stable — Sta ble (st[=a] b l), a. [OF. estable, F. stable, fr. L. stabilis, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, v. i. and cf. {Establish}.] 1. Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government. [1913 Webster] In this …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stable equilibrium — Stable Sta ble (st[=a] b l), a. [OF. estable, F. stable, fr. L. stabilis, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, v. i. and cf. {Establish}.] 1. Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stable — Sta ble, n. [OF. estable, F. [ e]table, from L. stabulum, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, v. i.] A house, shed, or building, for beasts to lodge and feed in; esp., a building or apartment with stalls, for horses; as, a horse stable; a cow stable …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stable fly — Stable Sta ble, n. [OF. estable, F. [ e]table, from L. stabulum, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, v. i.] A house, shed, or building, for beasts to lodge and feed in; esp., a building or apartment with stalls, for horses; as, a horse stable; a cow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stand — (st[a^]nd), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood} (st[oo^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, OHG. stantan, st[=a]n, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae, Sw. st[*a],… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stand by — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood} (st[oo^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, OHG. stantan, st[=a]n, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stand Watie — Born December 12, 1806(1806 12 12) Calhou …   Wikipedia

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