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Stable, subst. a house for horses: All's II, 3, 301. John V, 2, 140. R2 III, 3, 117. V, 5, 72. H4A II, 1, 39. H4A II, 1, 39 “if your husband have --s enough, you'll see he shall lack no barns,” Ado III, 4, 48. “I'll keep my --s where I lodge my wife,” Wint. II, 1, 134 (Ingleby: to keep one's --s meant to keep personal watch over one's wife's chastity. The common interpretation, according to which Antigonus would be hinting at some unnatural propensity of Semiramis recorded by Pliny, presupposes in the poet's audience too much scholarship and too strong nerves).
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