from The Century Dictionary.
- Fattened, as oxen, by feeding in a stable or on dry fodder.
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- adjective (of livestock) kept and fed in a stall in order to fatten for the market
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But most part I say, such as are aptest to love that are young and lusty, live at ease, stall-fed, free from cares, like cattle in a rank pasture, idle and solitary persons, they must needs hirquitullire, as
Paulus Jovius in his description of Britain, and Levinus Lemnius, observe as much of this our island, that there was of old no use of  physic amongst us, and but little at this day, except it be for a few nice idle citizens, surfeiting courtiers, and stall-fed gentlemen lubbers.
And in the stall-fed life of the successful ant-heap — with its regular meals, regular duties, regular pleasures, an even course of life, and fear excluded — the vicissitudes, delights, and havens of today will seem of epic breadth.
Lay Morals 2005
In the warm glow of the guttered gas-jets she looked particularly brilliant here, pampered, idle, jaunty — the well-kept, stall-fed pet of the world.
The Titan 2004
They carry on the process to the greatest extent in winter, and stall-fed ruminants carry it on for about seven months in the year; beasts that go in herds, as they get their food out of doors, ruminate to a lesser degree and over a lesser period.
However, towards the end of the pregnancy, the animals are confined and stall-fed.
Chapter 31 1994
THOMAS, D. and HANSON, J. (1993) Forage potential of Erythrina abyssinica: intake, digestibility and growth rates for stall-fed sheep and goats in southern Ethiopia.
Chapter 8 1994
This is probably better than stall-fed beef and slaughterhouse pork to make a man of.
When they came to choose among the Royal Kin, this was his sign: that he chose short life with glory, and to walk with the god, rather than live long, unknown like the stall-fed ox.
The King Must Die Renault, Mary, 1905-1983 1958
The men, like stall-fed beasts, spurred themselves by the prospect of eating and idleness, and we were soon at the beach.
Montlivet Alice Prescott Smith
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