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 Stagi’rite or Stagyrite (3 syl.).Stalking-horse. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Stain.
 
A contraction of distain. (Latin, dis-tingere, to discolour.)   1
 


 Stagi’rite or Stagyrite (3 syl.).Stalking-horse. 

 
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