stone knives and bearskins = S = store

stoppage /sto'p*j/ n.

Extreme lossage that renders something (usually something vital) completely unusable. "The recent system stoppage was caused by a fried transformer."

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Stop"page (?), n.

The act of stopping, or arresting progress, motion, or action; also, the state of being stopped; as, the stoppage of the circulation of the blood; the stoppage of commerce.

 

© Webster 1913.

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