1882S. HeckfordLady Trader in Tvl 162Peculiar sort of yellow peach — a fruit unknown in England but common in Italy — had yet to be dried, and I was hard at work gathering it in, and spreading it on the stellassees.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 475Stellasi, (D. Stellage, a scaffolding, platform.) Low platforms, generally made of open reed-work, upon which fruit is dried: a somewhat similar arrangement for the protection of young tobacco plants is also known by the same name.
1951L.G. GreenGrow Lovely 92The fish are threaded through the eyes and hung in large bunches for a fortnight or more on a wooden framework or stellasie.
1955L.G. GreenKaroo 126Almost everyone in South Africa has tasted ostrich biltong...Mile after mile of this biltong may be seen drying on the frames and wires called stellasies near Oudtshoorn.
1960J. CopeTame Ox 175There were long wooden frames of fish-drying stellasies with the bunches of silver doppies and flecked yellow-tail and snoek out in the sun and salt.
1977F.G. ButlerKaroo Morning 45Nearby..Caspar Jafta was making ‘stellasies’ out of reeds — trays on which de-pipped peaches and apricots were spread to dry in the sun.
1985A. TredgoldBay between Mountains 131The old Muizenberg, of simple houses, trek nets, booths for pickling fish,..stellasies on which harders and other fish swung drying in the sun and wind had almost disappeared.
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