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.


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Stock"ing, v. t.

To dress in GBs. Dryden.


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Stock"ing (?), n.

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.


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