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 for Post and stall
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Post \Post\, n. [AS., fr. L. postis, akin to ponere, positum, to
     place. See Position, and cf. 4th Post.]
     1. A piece of timber, metal, or other solid substance, fixed,
        or to be fixed, firmly in an upright position, especially
        when intended as a stay or support to something else; a
        pillar; as, a hitching post; a fence post; the posts of a
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              They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the
              two side posts and on the upper doorpost of the
              houses.                               --Ex. xii. 7.
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              Then by main force pulled up, and on his shoulders
              The gates of Azza, post and massy bar. --Milton.
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              Unto his order he was a noble post.   --Chaucer.
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     Note: Post, in the sense of an upright timber or strut, is
           used in composition, in such words as king-post,
           queen-post, crown-post, gatepost, etc.
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     2. The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were
        chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
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              When God sends coin
              I will discharge your post.           --S. Rowlands.
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     From pillar to post. See under Pillar.
     Knight of the post. See under Knight.
     Post hanger (Mach.), a bearing for a revolving shaft,
        adapted to be fastened to a post.
     Post hole, a hole in the ground to set the foot of a post
     Post mill, a form of windmill so constructed that the whole
        fabric rests on a vertical axis firmly fastened to the
        ground, and capable of being turned as the direction of
        the wind varies.
     Post and stall (Coal Mining), a mode of working in which
        pillars of coal are left to support the roof of the mine.
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