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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.] 1. A close-fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit or woven.
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2. Any of various things resembling, or likened to, a stocking{1}; as: (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.
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Blue stocking. See Bluestocking. -- Stocking frame, a machine for knitting stockings or other hosiery goods.
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Stock"ing, v. t. To dress in GBs. Dryden.
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