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Stocks meaning

stocks - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Public funds; frame to confine the legs of offenders.

stocks - examples of usage

  1. The dog may be supposed to marvel at the wonderful instinctive faculty by which we can tell the price of the different railway stocks merely by looking at a sheet of paper; he supposes this power to be a part of our nature, to have come of itself by luck and not by cunning, but a little reflection will show that feeling is not more likely to have " come by nature" than reading and writing are. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  2. Tarleton, at Black Stocks. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. Business men as they sell off their stocks of goods leave the money received in the banks; thus by degrees capital becomes abundant, and the rate of interest falls. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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