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Stail

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stail stāl A handle, as of a mop; a stale.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stail A spelling of stale.
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Usage

In literature:

No, no; and I have my doubts ef the weather 'll laive 'ee git back to the caave in Gamper Bay again, for oal you stailed my boat from there.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
Aaron was a poacher too, and used to stail things.
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
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In poetry:

I' mi pocket aw hav'nt a rap,
Nor a crust, nor a handful o' mail;
An' unless we can get it o'th strap,
We mun pine, or mun beg, or else stail.
"Aht o' wark" by John Hartley