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.
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.
Take stock - To assess a situation, to conduct a personal inventory of ones beliefs and values, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. stocc, a stock, trunk, stick; akin to D. stok, G. stock, OHG. stoc, Icel. stokkr, Sw. stock, Dan. stok, and AS. stycce, a piece; cf. Skr. tuj, to urge, thrust. Cf. Stokker Stucco, and Tuck a rapier
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stocc, a stick; Ger. stock.
So the kind of stock upon which hazels are to be grafted is a very important matter for nurserymen.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
One of these little boys upon this very Christmas eve hung up his stocking, and what became of it is now to be told.
"Seven Little People and their Friends" by Horace Elisha Scudder
Cattle-growing is the chief employment, and the cost per head of rearing stock is practically nothing.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
I think she said they had a regular stock man.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
If a stock casts a swarm, there is a young queen to be impregnated, and be got safely back, or the stock is lost.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
At the sale of Mr. Bates's stock in 1850, a stock of Shorthorns, including calves, brought on the average L116 5s.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
The next consideration was, to lay in a stock of meat.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
If there are barrels in the basement, stocked and overflowing, it is sure that a volume of Timbs is upon the premises.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
The top of the stock is cut away; in the merchantable tree, the bend or place may be seen where the stock and cion meet.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
There was his home and there he replenished his stocks.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
But I was young - too young, by far -
Or I had been more wary,
I knew not then that winkles are
The stock-in-trade of MARY.
"The Periwinkle Girl" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I brought a wealth of truest love,
The most that I could proffer,
Because, forsooth, of stocks or bonds
I had not one to offer.
"Outbid" by Ellis Parker Butler
The froward part that you have played
To me this lesson teaches:
To trust no man whose stock in trade
Is after-dinner speeches.
"Long Meter" by Eugene Field
By faith I have mine all on band,
By sense I have some stock in hand;
By that some vision is begun,
By this I some fruition win.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
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
Do all your work, whilst yet the day does last,
Gather your manna with the rising sun,
Accept of grace, ere yet the time is past,
Lay in fresh store, before your stock is done.
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
Members of 4-H clubs across the county are joining to "Stock the Stock Trailer," and in doing so, stock the shelves at food pantries too.
If you owned stocks or stock mutual funds at the start of the 21st century, you no doubt felt the financial pain of the market's crash.
The stock market opened Wednesday morning and investors braced as stocks plummeted on Wall Street.
The stock shares characteristics of both common stock and debt.
Telecom stocks had a tiny decline while materials stocks rose 2.4 percent.
Rising stocks narrowly outnumbered falling ones on the New York Stock Exchange.
Lately, however, the stock has become popular among hedge fund managers who have been accumulating the stock.
Signs of progress in Europe's debt crisis and an unexpected drop in unemployment claims pushed stocks higher Thursday, a day after the stock market took its worst fall since the summer.
China region stock portfolios invest almost exclusively in stocks from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
The company's stock, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, closed Tuesday at $58.67 a share, up 32 cents.
According to USDA, corn stocks are estimated to be tight, while soybean stocks are expected to be very tight.
When young, you can recover from losses in the stock market and you need a good portion of stocks to grow your money over time.
Google said each outstanding share of On2 common stock will receive 0.0010 of a share of Google Class A common stock, but with an additional 15 cents per share in cash.
Trading in Valero stock was halted for a time today on the New York Stock Exchange when a prospective buyer put in an order for 85,100 shares.
Only one specialist can be designated for a given stock, but dealers may be specialists for several stocks.
Stocks formula it can be rewritten as a boundary term, equivalent to the interaction of a string with the vector-potential Aµ (X ) = Bµν X ν , corresponding to the constant magnetic ﬁeld.
String Theory or Field Theory?
Rachev, S. T. (1993). Rate of convergence for maxima of random arrays with applications to stock returns, Statistics and Decisions, 11, pp 279 – 288.
Infinite Divisibility and Max-Infinite Divisibility with Random Sample Size
More recently, the same model has also been employed to describe single stocks intraday ﬂuctuations with relative success .
Underlying Dynamics of Typical Fluctuations of an Emerging Market Price Index: The Heston Model from Minutes to Months
Stock acknowledges support from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the DAAD, and Z.
Seeing zeros of random polynomials: quantized vortices in the ideal Bose gas
This dependence seems intuitive for stock prices, since trading accelerates during a time of high volatility .
Coupled continuous time random walks in finance