from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The right of erecting stalls at fairs; rent paid for a stall.
  • noun Laystall; dung; compost.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Eng. Law) The right of erecting a stall or stalls in fairs; rent paid for a stall.
  • noun obsolete Dung of cattle or horses, mixed with straw.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete The dues levied for the erection and use of a stall at a fair or market.
  • noun obsolete dung of cattle or horses, mixed with straw


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stall +‎ -age? Compare Old French estallange, of German origin.


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  • It was a small one, with stallage for only half a dozen animals, but soundly built.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes Gabaldon, Diana 2005

  • The burgesses are entitled, by the charter of Henry II., to have a GUILD MERCHANT, with the usual franchises annexed, of safe transit through the kingdom, exemption from toll, pontage, and stallage; liberty to buy and sell peaceably; and power to hold a guild for the renewal of freedom to the burgesses, the confirming of by-laws, and other purposes.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 17, No. 470, January 8, 1831 Various

  • Tolls were collected for the advantage of the lord of the fair from all goods as they were brought into or taken out from the bounds of the fair, or at the time of their sale; stallage was paid for the rent of booths, fees were charged for the use of space, and for using the lord's weights and scales.

    An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England Edward Potts Cheyney 1904

  • The traders had to pay toll on all the goods which they brought to the fair, in addition to the payment of stallage or rent for the ground on which they displayed their merchandise, and also a charge on all the goods they sold.

    Vanishing England 1892


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  • Even stallage is taxed. I like how the word can mean a location AND straw-mixed dung.

    July 31, 2022

  • 'Dung of cattle or horses, mixed with straw' is not obsolete, it's on Fox News every night :-/

    July 31, 2022