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stall

a small compartment to house one animal, usually a horse, cow or pig. Calves may also be housed in stalls for reasons of hygiene or in veal fattening units. A stall is usually just large enough for an animal to stand and lie in but insufficient to turn around in; in fact they may be designed specifically so that the animal cannot turn around. There may be a chain across the back, which is always open, or the animal is tied in with a neck chain or a headstall. In open access housing in modern cow barns no attempt is made to keep the cows in their stalls. See also box (2).

stall bed
the floor of a stall. Most commonly concrete covered with straw, sawdust or other bedding but earth floors or sand on concrete are probably more comfortable for cows. Pigs manage all right on concrete without bedding.
stall fed
cattle confined and fed in individual stalls. Contrast with pen-fed or lot-fed.
stall kicking
a vice in horses which are kept in stalls for too long without exercise.
stall-related injury
injuries incurred by being restrained in stalls, e.g. teat treads, broken tail.
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1380, appears on the choir stalls in the cathedral at Nordhausen, Germany, north of Erfurt.
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The huge sculpture collection brims with often visceral and expressive sacred works, showing the explicit torment and torture of a sacrificial religion, but there are also furniture, paintings, processional floats for Holy Week, tombs, choir stalls and a clutch of exquisite coffered ceilings salvaged from cannibalised convents.
Even the chapel's large wooden choir stalls were refurbished--a task that involved lots of patient scraping.
At moments of controversial discourse, the seated listeners pound on the wood of the individual choir stalls voicing their support or dissent.
It boasts stained glass stone-mullioned arched windows, Minton-tiled floors, satinwood panelling and choir stalls, stone-arched cloisters flanked by intricate religious alcove carvings and discreet parlours.
In 1964, the existing timber reredos and the panelling connecting it with the choir stalls were stripped out; four years later, the floor levels were lowered so that the Rubens could fit underneath the east window of the Chapel.