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EtymologyEdit

lay +‎ stall

NounEdit

laystall (plural laystalls)

  1. (obsolete) A place where rubbish, dung, etc., are laid or deposited.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)
    • Francis Bacon
      Smithfield was a laystall of all ordure and filth.
  2. (obsolete) A place where milk-giving cows are kept, or cattle on the way to market are lodged.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for laystall in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)