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 for to stack the deck
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
     To stock up, to extirpate; to dig up.
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