What is STABLE-STAND?

In forest law. One of the four evidences or presumptions whereby a man was convicted of an intent to steal the king’s deer in the forest. This was when a man was found at his standing in the forest with a cross-bow or long-bow bent, ready to shoot at any deer, or else standing close by a tree with grey-hounds in a leash, ready to slip. Oowell; Man wood.

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