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 for Stall reader
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stall \Stall\ (st[add]l), n. [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a
     place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G.
     & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing
     place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr.
     ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. [root]163. See
     Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall,
     Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion,
     1. A stand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or
        place where a horse or an ox is kept and fed; the division
        of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or
        other animal. "In an oxes stall." --Chaucer.
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     2. A stable; a place for cattle.
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              At last he found a stall where oxen stood. --Dryden.
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     3. A small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed
        for sale; as, a butcher's stall; a bookstall.
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     4. A bench or table on which small articles of merchandise
        are exposed for sale.
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              How peddlers' stalls with glittering toys are laid.
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     5. A seat in the choir of a church, for one of the
        officiating clergy. It is inclosed, either wholly or
        partially, at the back and sides. The stalls are
        frequently very rich, with canopies and elaborate carving.
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              The dignified clergy, out of humility, have called
              their thrones by the names of stalls. --Bp.
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              Loud the monks sang in their stalls.  --Longfellow.
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     6. In the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly
        inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc.
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     7. (Mining) The space left by excavation between pillars. See
        Post and stall, under Post.
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     8. A covering or sheath, as of leather, horn, of iron, for a
        finger or thumb; a cot; as, a thumb stall; a finger stall.
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     Stall reader, one who reads books at a stall where they are
        exposed for sale.
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              Cries the stall reader, "Bless us! what a word on
              A titlepage is this!"                 --Milton.
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