[PW] "Iiable" used as a noun in "The Univited"

Dennis Cunniff dcunniff at bellatlantic.net
Fri Oct 14 13:33:52 PDT 2016


On Oct 14, 2016, at 10:57 AM, Bristol Library <bplref at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Patron brought in a reprint copy of Dorothy Mcardle's The Univited. On page
> seven, the description of a place reads "a liable opened onto the drive."
> The question is, what is a liable in this context?  Or is it a misprint?
> We checked the OED (print) and didn't find any definition that seemed to
> fit.  I also looked at a couple of slang and architectural dictionaries and
> didn't see it.

Could someone have shortened “livery stable”?


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