stocking

Definitions

  • Inserting a Bit in Stock
    Inserting a Bit in Stock
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stocking the activity of supplying a stock of something "he supervised the stocking of the stream with trout"
    • n stocking close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
    • Stocking A broad ring of color, differing from the general color, on the lower part of the leg of a quadruped; esp., a white ring between the coronet and the hock or knee of a dark-colored horse.
    • Stocking A close-fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit or woven.
    • Stocking A knitted hood of cotton thread which is eventually converted by a special process into an incandescent mantle for gas lighting.
    • Stocking Any of various things resembling, or likened to, a stocking{1};
    • v. t Stocking To dress in GBs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The New York Stock Exchange started out as a coffee house
    • n stocking A close-fitting covering for the foot and lower leg. Stockings were originally made of cloth or milled stuff, sewed together, but they are now usually knitted by the hand or woven in a frame, the material being wool, cotton, or silk.
    • n stocking Something like or suggesting such a covering. The lower part of the leg of a quadruped when of a different color from the rest: as, a horse or cow with white stockings. See cut under gayal.
    • stocking To dress in stockings; cover as with stockings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: America's first stock exchange was the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, established in 1791.
    • n Stocking stok′ing a close covering for the foot and lower leg
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Quotations

  • Claude D. Pepper
    Claude D. Pepper
    “A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, At my age, I don't even buy green bananas.”
  • Warren Buffett
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    “If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.”
  • Charles Dickens
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    “I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.”
  • Cole Porter
    Cole Porter
    “In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, God knows, anything goes.”
  • J. C. (James Cash) Penney
    J. C. (James Cash) Penney
    “Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.”
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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    “When you see a great deal of religion displayed in his shop window, you may depend on it, that he keeps a very small stock of it within.”

Idioms

Laughing stock - If someone becomes a laughing stock they do something so stupid or wrong that no one can take them seriously and people scorn and laugh at them.
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Lock, stock and barrel - This is an expressions that means 'everything'; if someone buys a company lock, stock and barrel, they buy absolutely everything to do with the company.
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Take stock - To assess a situation, to conduct a personal inventory of ones beliefs and values, etc.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Stock, which was formerly used of a covering for the legs and feet, combining breeches, or upper stocks, and stockings, or nether stocks
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From stock, the stockings being the nether-stocks when the long hose came to be cut at the knee.

Usage

In literature:

The stockings were about five inches long, and of various bright colors, and there were enough for every child.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
The principal exports are cereals, live stock, homespuns, hides, cheese, eggs, attar of roses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
It furnishes excellent pasture, soiling food and hay for nearly all classes of live stock.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
If the people were convinced that a certain stock was good and refused to be shaken down, the price of that stock went up.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
He went into the stock gambling game with the feverish energy of a born gambler.
"The Mask" by Arthur Hornblow
Her starched skirts were crushed and stained, her white stockings soiled, and her slippers scratched.
"A Little Maid of Old Maine" by Alice Turner Curtis
With Lawrence primer magazine and patch-box in stock.
"A Catalogue of Early Pennsylvania and Other Firearms and Edged Weapons at "Restless Oaks"" by Henry W. Shoemaker
But better still than that was his uncle's well-stocked trout stream.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
The stock bred by these nations is now, however, very different from the stock raised by the same nations years ago.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
The pecan grafts take off nicely on hickory stocks but the graft seems to outgrow the stock.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
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In poetry:

'Eight pounds mair,' cried Willie, fondly,
'Eight pounds mair will do nae harm!
And, O Jean! gin friends ware kindly,
Eight pounds soon might stock a farm.
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Her warehouses tho' richly stock'd,
Where crowds un-number'd lately flock'd,
Sell not enough, (their trade's so dead!)
To give their famish'd shopmen bread.
"Another On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
Two childer wor added to th' stock,
But aw drank, an mi wark went to th' bad;
An awve known em be rooarin for jock,
Wol awve druffen what they should ha had.
"Lamentin' An Repentin'" by John Hartley
Oh moment, one and infinite!
The water slips o'er stock and stone;
The West is tender, hardly bright:
How grey at once is the evening grown—-
One star, its chrysolite!
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
No holiday soldiers!—youthful, yet veterans;
Worn, swart, handsome, strong, of the stock of homestead and
workshop,
Harden'd of many a long campaign and sweaty march,
"A Carol Of Harvest For 1867" by Walt Whitman
'Is it Molly McGuigan ?' says she to me,
'Is it not ?' says I, for she knowed it was she.
'Is it her you mean that was put in the stocks
For beating her mistress, Mrs. Cox ?'
"The Lass in the Female Factory" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

When you spoke at our fundraiser in June, you made this comment: "A good time to buy a good stock is when you have the money, but the best time to buy a good stock is when nobody wants to own it".
Investors watch stock prices at a private gallery of Malaysia's stock exchange in Kuala Lumpur in 2007.
I normally do not cook a soup without some type of stock but the dried porcini and all the vegetables you cook in this soup makes it's own stock.
Tenguy World International, Inc (PINKSHEETS: TGWI) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program authorizing the Company to repurchase outstanding common stock.
The repurchased shares are expected to be used to satisfy stock option exercises, payment of future stock dividends and general corporate purposes, the announcement said.
Hillenbrand, a maker of hospital beds, funeral products and security equipment, said it would hold the repurchased shares as treasury stock for use in stock option plans and other purposes.
Facebook's stock increased nearly 5 percent on Wednesday following a disclosure that its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, won't sell stock in the company for at least a year.
Shares of Stryker Corp. Common stock are up 5 percent in the last two days, closing at $36.42 this afternoon on the New York Stock Exchange.
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX, formerly TSE) is the largest stock exchange in Canada, the third largest in North America and the seventh largest in the world by market capitalization.
Daily stock results for publicly held companies in Washington Oregon and Idaho on the New York, American and Nasdaq stock markets.
The plan calls to stock the Elkhart every other year and in alternate years that the St Joseph River is stocked .
These trout stock ­ings con­tin­ued through April with many of the stock ­ings coin­cid­ing with youth or other spe­cial events, pro­vid­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for begin­ning or novice anglers.
More than 23 mil­lion sport fish have been stocked statewide thus far with late sum­mer and fall stock ­ings yet to be com­pleted.
While the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife isn't ready to start its winter trout stocking program, hundreds of hatchery trophy fish (two-plus pounds each) will be stocked soon in.
More than 250 steelhead will be stocked into the Boise River on Thursday, November 1 in the first of two planned stocking efforts over the next few weeks.
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In science:

This is found to be natural when the stock prices follow geometric brownian motions, as in the Black-Scholes model.
Geometric sensitivity of random matrix results: consequences for shrinkage estimators of covariance and related statistical methods
Spherical particles in an incompressible flow u(r, t) are sub ject to Stock’s drag force f = 6πηa(u(r) − ˙r).
Dynamics of inertial particles in a random flow with strong permanent shear
The price process S = (S i )d i=1 of the stocks is assumed to be a semimartingale on a complete stochastic basis (cid:16)Ω, F , (Ft )t∈[0,T ] , P(cid:17), where F0 is the completion of the trivial σ -algebra.
Optimal investment with intermediate consumption and random endowment
This bound can be used to measure the randomness of the outcomes, which can be added to the stock of private randomness .
The effects of reduced "free will" on Bell-based randomness expansion
Stock, Chaotic dynamics of particle dispersion in fluids, SPhys.
Motion of inertial particles in Gaussian fields driven by an infinite-dimensional fractional Brownian motion
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