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Definition of Stocking

Stocking

  1. Any of various things resembling, or likened to, a stocking; 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.
  2. of Stock
  3. A close-fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit or woven.
  4. To dress in GBs.

Stocking Quotations

There's something brave and touching about game girls of all ages keeping themselves smart in hard times - one thinks of those wonderful women during World War II drawing stocking seams in eyebrow pencil up the back of legs stained with gravy browning because nylons were so hard to get hold of.
Julie Burchill

A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.
Mitch Hedberg

It is a myth that art has to be sold. It is not like stocking a grocery store where people fill a pushcart. Art is a product that has no apparent need. The salesperson builds the need in the mind of the buyer.
Jack White

I've been stocking my nuts away like a squirrel for 15 years. I don't have kids, I don't have a wife. I own my own house. I don't owe anybody for it so I put my nuts away. I really made a commitment to myself to just do what I like to do and want to do, and not to do anything. I'm not even going to give six weeks away for money anymore, you know?
John Corbett

In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, God knows, anything goes.
Cole Porter
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Stocking Translations

stocking in Afrikaans is kous
stocking in Dutch is kous
stocking in Finnish is sukka
stocking in French is collante, bas
stocking in Italian is calza, calza maglia
stocking in Portuguese is meia
stocking in Spanish is leotardos, media
stocking in Swedish is strumpa