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 for Stocking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stock \Stock\ (st[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stocked
     (st[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Stocking.]
     1. To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as
        merchandise, and the like.
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     2. To provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to
        supply; as, to stock a warehouse, that is, to fill it with
        goods; to stock a farm, that is, to supply it with cattle
        and tools; to stock land, that is, to occupy it with a
        permanent growth, especially of grass.
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     3. To suffer to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more
        previous to sale, as cows.
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     4. To put in the stocks. [R.] --Shak.
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     To stock an anchor (Naut.), to fit it with a stock, or to
        fasten the stock firmly in place.
  
     To stock cards (Card Playing), to arrange cards in a
        certain manner for cheating purposes; -- also called to
        stack the deck. [Cant]
  
     To stock down (Agric.), to sow, as plowed land, with grass
        seed, in order that it may become swarded, and produce
        grass.
  
     To stock up, to extirpate; to dig up.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stocking \Stock"ing\, v. t.
     To dress in GBs. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stocking \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.
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Blue stocking. See Bluestocking.
  
     Stocking frame, a machine for knitting stockings or other
        hosiery goods.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stocking
      n 1: close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in
           matched pairs (usually used in the plural)
      2: the activity of supplying a stock of something; "he
         supervised the stocking of the stream with trout"

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