To stock down

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To stock down (Agric) to sow, as plowed land, with grass seed, in order that it may become swarded, and produce grass.
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Usage

In literature:

Beth brought grandmother's bag down to her, and grandmother produced silk stockings that she was knitting for the same purpose.
"What Two Children Did" by Charlotte E. Chittenden
When Hugh finally calmed down and took stock, he was horrified and frightened to discover how far he was behind in all his work.
"The Plastic Age" by Percy Marks
With the order closing down the refineries, the stock began to tumble.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Such a small, mean thing it seemed to have downed the once good stock!
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
The knee, and the leg down to the heel, are generally plain knitted; it is only children's stockings that are fancy knitted.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
It seemed as if she had lain down from sheer fatigue in order to take off her stockings, for they were lying on the bed.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
I can't ask auntie to run clear up here, and I can't come down because I'm in my stocking feet.
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
There was going to be war, stocks were going down, trade was crumbling, there was no virtue in man.
"Young Mr. Barter's Repentance" by David Christie Murray
So we took off our shoes and stockings and went down by the quay to sail our boat.
"Golden Moments" by Anonymous
By this time their stock of food was getting down to such a low ebb that there was little choice when it came to preparing a meal.
"Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay" by G. Harvey Ralphson
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In poetry:

But I say it’s fine. Honest, I do.
And I’d like to be a bad woman, too,
And wear the brave stockings of night-black lace
And strut down the streets with paint on my face.
"a song in the front yard" by Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks
But pray can a lover be likely to please,
Who no lining has to his pocket,
Who'll melt down my guineas to purchase the lease,
And then take my fortune to stock it?
To stock it, &c.
"Nancy's Courtship" by William Hutton
When first thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave;
So many joyes I writ down for my part,
Besides what I might have
Out of my stock of naturall delights,
Augmented with thy gracious benefits.
"Affliction (I)" by George Herbert
A gumleaf from Warren, all withered and brown,
Fluttered out from a letter to-day,
And my heart has gone back where Macquarie winds down
By dusty red stock-route and sleepy grey town
Between banks where the river-oaks sway.
"A Leaf From Macquarie" by William Henry Ogilvie
Coming down from the hills they'd have ferns to sell,
Going up from the strand they'd have cockles in stock:
Sand in their baskets from the sea,
Or clay that was stripped from a hillside rock
A pair that had often stood in the dock!
"Dublin Roads" by Padraic Colum

In news:

Stocks are down about 20% from their highs, and even the bravest investors might be tempted to cut their losses.
How to hunt down long-ago stock purchases.
The situation worsened in the fall and winter, as its stores failed to stock enough basic items, like its popular New Ultra Light Down gear.
Stocks opened lower, recovered by mid-afternoon to nearly flat and closed down modestly.
In early September, with Facebook's stock down by more than 50% since its IPO, the world's biggest social networking company moved to shore up its stock price.
The Only Guide You Will Ever Need to Make Money on Stocks That Go Down .
Large salaries and stock options are a given, so sometimes the decision can come down to who has the best perks and sweetest swag.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging down in midday trading on Wall Street as lawmakers seek to thrash out a budget agreement.
Park to make short sales and place losing trades to drive down stock prices and increase management fees.
While the junior quarterback is among the best -- and maybe more appropriately the most efficient -- signal-callers in the country, his play down the stretch has done little to help his draft stock.
Apple, the most valuable company in the US, slumped Friday, helping to drag down the stock market.
Whitman was supposed to be HP's savior, but the hoped-for turnaround has yet to materialize: Profits fell 19% in 2011, and the stock is down 19% this year.
The New York Stock Exchange is to open for trading today after being shut down for two days because of Hurricane Sandy.
His fraud unraveled in late 2009, brought down by the collapse of the US housing market as investors sought to withdraw money from his firm as stock markets plunged.
Stocks wobbled up and down Monday, unsure of how to turn with the presidential election looming near.
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In science:

For such large values of the maximal susceptibility to their social environment, the price is driven to its extremes, its dynamics being only slowed down by the agents’ finite cash and stock portfolio reaching their boundaries.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Changing α leaves the maximal drawn-downs and -ups unchanged because, once an coordination of the agents starts, the only way to stop it is via the drying up of their cash/stock-reservoir.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Hence, if the stock goes down deep out of the money below state b; He or She is not going to exercise because the expected payoff is negative.
Quantized Interest Rate at the Money for American Options
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