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 for to blow one''s stacks
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stack \Stack\ (st[a^]k), n. [Icel. stakkr; akin to Sw. stack,
     Dan. stak. Cf. Stake.]
     1. A large and to some degree orderly pile of hay, grain,
        straw, or the like, usually of a nearly conical form, but
        sometimes rectangular or oblong, contracted at the top to
        a point or ridge, and sometimes covered with thatch.
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              But corn was housed, and beans were in the stack.
                                                    --Cowper.
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     2. Hence: An orderly pile of any type of object, indefinite
        in quantity; -- used especially of piles of wood. A stack
        is usually more orderly than a pile
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              Against every pillar was a stack of billets above a
              man's height.                         --Bacon.
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     3. Specifically: A pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet.
        [Eng.]
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     4. Hence: A large quantity; as, a stack of cash. [Informal]
        [PJC]
  
     5. (Arch.)
        (a) A number of flues embodied in one structure, rising
            above the roof. Hence:
        (b) Any single insulated and prominent structure, or
            upright pipe, which affords a conduit for smoke; as,
            the brick smokestack of a factory; the smokestack of a
            steam vessel.
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     6. (Computer programming)
        (a) A section of memory in a computer used for temporary
            storage of data, in which the last datum stored is the
            first retrieved.
        (b) A data structure within random-access memory used to
            simulate a hardware stack; as, a push-down stack.
            [PJC]
  
     7. pl. The section of a library containing shelves which hold
        books less frequently requested.
        [PJC]
  
     Stack of arms (Mil.), a number of muskets or rifles set up
        together, with the bayonets crossing one another, forming
        a sort of conical self-supporting pile.
  
     to blow one's stacks to become very angry and lose one's
        self-control, and especially to display one's fury by
        shouting.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

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