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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stocking  \Stock"ing\,  n. 
  Any  of  various  things  resembling,  or  likened  to  a  stocking; 
  a  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. 
  b  A  knitted  hood  of  cotton  thread  which  is  eventually 
  converted  by  a  special  process  into  an  incandescent 
  mantle  for  gas  lighting. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stock  \Stock\  (st[o^]k),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stocked} 
  (st[o^]kt);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Stocking}.] 
  1.  To  lay  up  to  put  aside  for  future  use  to  store,  as 
  merchandise,  and  the  like 
  2.  To  provide  with  material  requisites;  to  store;  to  fill;  to 
  supply;  as  to  stock  a  warehouse,  that  is  to  fill  it  with 
  goods;  to  stock  a  farm,  that  is  to  supply  it  with  cattle 
  and  tools;  to  stock  land,  that  is  to  occupy  it  with  a 
  permanent  growth,  especially  of  grass. 
  3.  To  suffer  to  retain  milk  for  twenty-four  hours  or  more 
  previous  to  sale,  as  cows. 
  4.  To  put  in  the  stocks.  [R.]  --Shak. 
  {To  stock  an  anchor}  (Naut.),  to  fit  it  with  a  stock,  or  to 
  fasten  the  stock  firmly  in  place 
  {To  stock  cards}  (Card  Playing),  to  arrange  cards  in  a 
  certain  manner  for  cheating  purposes.  [Cant] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stocking  \Stock"ing\,  n.  [From  {Stock},  which  was  formerly  used 
  of  a  covering  for  the  legs  and  feet,  combining  breeches,  or 
  upper  stocks,  and  stockings,  or  nether  stocks.] 
  A  close-fitting  covering  for  the  foot  and  leg,  usually  knit 
  or  woven. 
  {Blue  stocking}.  See  {Bluestocking}. 
  {Stocking  frame},  a  machine  for  knitting  stockings  or  other 
  hosiery  goods. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stocking  \Stock"ing\,  v.  t. 
  To  dress  in  GBs.  --Dryden. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  wearing  stockings;  "walks  about  in  his  stockinged  (or 
  stocking)  feet"  [syn:  {stockinged}] 
  n  1:  close-fitting  hosiery  to  cover  the  foot  and  leg;  come  in 
  matched  pairs  (usually  used  in  the  plural) 
  2:  the  activity  of  supplying  a  stock  of  something  "he 
  supervised  the  stocking  of  the  stream  with  trout" 

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