Sta"ble stand` (?). 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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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