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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Granger  stocks  \Granger  stocks\  or  shares  \shares\ 
  Stocks  or  shares  of  the  granger  railroads. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stock  \Stock\  (st[o^]k),  n.  [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.] 
  1.  The  stem,  or  main  body,  of  a  tree  or  plant;  the  fixed, 
  strong,  firm  part  the  trunk. 
  Though  the  root  thereof  wax  old  in  the  earth,  and 
  the  stock  thereof  die  in  the  ground,  yet  through  the 
  scent  of  water  it  will  bud,  and  bring  forth  boughs 
  like  a  plant.  --Job  xiv. 
  2.  The  stem  or  branch  in  which  a  graft  is  inserted. 
  The  scion  overruleth  the  stock  quite.  --Bacon. 
  3.  A  block  of  wood;  something  fixed  and  solid;  a  pillar;  a 
  firm  support;  a  post 
  All  our  fathers  worshiped  stocks  and  stones. 
  Item,  for  a  stock  of  brass  for  the  holy  water,  seven 
  shillings;  which  by  the  canon,  must  be  of  marble  or 
  metal,  and  in  no  case  of  brick.  --Fuller. 
  4.  Hence  a  person  who  is  as  dull  and  lifeless  as  a  stock  or 
  post  one  who  has  little  sense 
  Let's  be  no  stoics,  nor  no  stocks.  --Shak. 
  5.  The  principal  supporting  part  the  part  in  which  others 
  are  inserted,  or  to  which  they  are  attached.  Specifically: 
  a  The  wood  to  which  the  barrel,  lock,  etc.,  of  a  musket 
  or  like  firearm  are  secured;  also  a  long,  rectangular 
  piece  of  wood,  which  is  an  important  part  of  several 
  forms  of  gun  carriage. 
  b  The  handle  or  contrivance  by  which  bits  are  held  in 
  boring;  a  bitstock;  a  brace. 
  c  (Joinery)  The  block  of  wood  or  metal  frame  which 
  constitutes  the  body  of  a  plane,  and  in  which  the 
  plane  iron  is  fitted;  a  plane  stock. 
  d  (Naut.)  The  wooden  or  iron  crosspiece  to  which  the 
  shank  of  an  anchor  is  attached.  See  Illust.  of 
  e  The  support  of  the  block  in  which  an  anvil  is  fixed, 
  or  of  the  anvil  itself 
  f  A  handle  or  wrench  forming  a  holder  for  the  dies  for 
  cutting  screws;  a  diestock. 
  g  The  part  of  a  tally  formerly  struck  in  the  exchequer, 
  which  was  delivered  to  the  person  who  had  lent  the 
  king  money  on  account,  as  the  evidence  of 
  indebtedness.  See  {Counterfoil}.  [Eng.] 
  6.  The  original  progenitor;  also  the  race  or  line  of  a 
  family;  the  progenitor  of  a  family  and  his  direct 
  descendants;  lineage;  family. 
  And  stand  betwixt  them  made  when  severally,  All 
  told  their  stock.  --Chapman. 
  Thy  mother  was  no  goddess,  nor  thy  stock  From 
  Dardanus.  --Denham. 
  7.  Money  or  capital  which  an  individual  or  a  firm  employs  in 
  business;  fund;  in  the  United  States,  the  capital  of  a 
  bank  or  other  company,  in  the  form  of  transferable  shares, 
  each  of  a  certain  amount;  money  funded  in  government 
  securities,  called  also  {the  public  funds};  in  the  plural, 
  property  consisting  of  shares  in  joint-stock  companies,  or 
  in  the  obligations  of  a  government  for  its  funded  debt;  -- 
  so  in  the  United  States,  but  in  England  the  latter  only 
  are  called  {stocks},  and  the  former  {shares}. 
  8.  (Bookkeeping)  Same  as  {Stock  account},  below. 
  9.  Supply  provided;  store;  accumulation;  especially,  a 
  merchant's  or  manufacturer's  store  of  goods;  as  to  lay  in 
  a  stock  of  provisions. 
  Add  to  that  stock  which  justly  we  bestow.  --Dryden. 
  10.  (Agric.)  Domestic  animals  or  beasts  collectively,  used  or 
  raised  on  a  farm;  as  a  stock  of  cattle  or  of  sheep, 
  etc.;  --  called  also  {live  stock}. 
  11.  (Card  Playing)  That  portion  of  a  pack  of  cards  not 
  distributed  to  the  players  at  the  beginning  of  certain 
  games,  as  gleek,  etc.,  but  which  might  be  drawn  from 
  afterward  as  occasion  required;  a  bank. 
  I  must  buy  the  stock;  send  me  good  cardings. 
  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  12.  A  thrust  with  a  rapier;  a  stoccado.  [Obs.] 
  13.  [Cf.  {Stocking}.]  A  covering  for  the  leg,  or  leg  and 
  foot;  as  upper  stocks  (breeches);  nether  stocks 
  (stockings).  [Obs.] 
  With  a  linen  stock  on  one  leg.  --Shak. 
  14.  A  kind  of  stiff,  wide  band  or  cravat  for  the  neck;  as  a 
  silk  stock. 
  15.  pl  A  frame  of  timber,  with  holes  in  which  the  feet,  or 
  the  feet  and  hands,  of  criminals  were  formerly  confined 
  by  way  of  punishment. 
  He  shall  rest  in  my  stocks.  --Piers 
  16.  pl  (Shipbuilding)  The  frame  or  timbers  on  which  a  ship 
  rests  while  building. 
  17.  pl  Red  and  gray  bricks,  used  for  the  exterior  of  walls 
  and  the  front  of  buildings.  [Eng.] 
  18.  (Bot.)  Any  cruciferous  plant  of  the  genus  {Matthiola}; 
  as  common  stock  ({Matthiola  incana})  (see 
  {Gilly-flower});  ten-weeks  stock  ({M.  annua}). 
  19.  (Geol.)  An  irregular  metalliferous  mass  filling  a  large 
  cavity  in  a  rock  formation,  as  a  stock  of  lead  ore 
  deposited  in  limestone. 
  20.  A  race  or  variety  in  a  species. 
  21.  (Biol.)  In  tectology,  an  aggregate  or  colony  of  persons 
  (see  {Person}),  as  trees,  chains  of  salp[ae],  etc 
  22.  The  beater  of  a  fulling  mill.  --Knight. 
  23.  (Cookery)  A  liquid  or  jelly  containing  the  juices  and 
  soluble  parts  of  meat,  and  certain  vegetables,  etc., 
  extracted  by  cooking;  --  used  in  making  soup,  gravy,  etc 
  {Bit  stock}.  See  {Bitstock}. 
  {Dead  stock}  (Agric.),  the  implements  of  husbandry,  and 
  produce  stored  up  for  use  --  in  distinction  from  live 
  stock,  or  the  domestic  animals  on  the  farm.  See  def.  10, 
  {Head  stock}.  See  {Headstock}. 
  {Paper  stock},  rags  and  other  material  of  which  paper  is 
  {Stock  account}  (Bookkeeping),  an  account  on  a  merchant's 
  ledger,  one  side  of  which  shows  the  original  capital,  or 
  stock,  and  the  additions  thereto  by  accumulation  or 
  contribution,  the  other  side  showing  the  amounts 
  {Stock  car},  a  railway  car  for  carrying  cattle. 
  {Stock  company}  (Com.),  an  incorporated  company  the  capital 
  of  which  is  represented  by  marketable  shares  having  a 
  certain  equal  par  value. 

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