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stock-still

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj stock-still absolutely still "frozen with horror","they stood rooted in astonishment"
    • adv stock-still without moving or making a sound "he sat still as a statue","time stood still","they waited stock-still outside the door","he couldn't hold still any longer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Stock-still Still as a stock, or fixed post; perfectly still. "His whole work stands stock-still ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stock-still Still as a stock or fixed post; perfectly still.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Stock-still still as a stock or post
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
CF. G. stock-still,

Usage

In literature:

Therefore we always find it needful to have plenty still in stock.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
He just gave a yell as if he'd been shot, and then stood stock still with his head all on one side.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
For a time the two boats stood stock still, fascinated by the awful scene.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
The mine, of which he owned not a single share of stock, was still producing.
"The Last Spike" by Cy Warman
For a moment the broncho stood stock still, paralyzed with surprise and fright.
"Bert Wilson in the Rockies" by J. W. Duffield
Majendie stood stock-still by the gangway.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
He stood stock-still for seconds, staring blankly.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Fanny stood stock-still in the middle of the floor, staring at it.
"An Alabaster Box" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
He was standing stock-still in the middle of the room as she reached the door, his heavy brows drawn together.
"The Land of Promise" by D. Torbett
When in doubt, he would stand stock-still and try by sight or hearing to get news of the bear.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
He had stopped stock-still on seeing her.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
Naturally I would not stand stock still with a man drawing his last breath under my eye.
"The Circular Study" by Anna Katharine Green
Immediately the roan stood stock-still and slowly closed his eyes.
"Winner Take All" by Larry Evans
He stood stock-still, drinking it in.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
Suddenly he ceased laughing, and stood stock-still with his eyes towards the open door of the church.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
So he stood stock still, hardly daring to breathe.
"The Tale of Dickie Deer Mouse" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The Terror had taken his coat off Wiggins; but he was still without stockings and a jersey.
"The Terrible Twins" by Edgar Jepson
Dodge had been riding about five minutes when, without any apparent reason, his mare shied, then stood stock-still.
"Legend Land, Volume 2" by Various
Startled, she stood stock still, staring out in the direction from which that light had come.
"The Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point" by Laura Lee Hope
Stocks were lower than ever and still going down.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
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In poetry:

But ever on the bleakest rock
We bid the brightest beacon glow,
And still upon the thorniest stock
The sweetest roses love to blow.
"The New Eden" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Perhaps that little stock of land
She holds, but knows not how to till,
Will suffer in the widow's hand,
And make poor Mary poorer still
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield
Mr. Hezekiah Hinkle
Saw a patient Periwinkle
With a kodak, sitting idly by a rill.
Feeling a desire awaken
For to have his picture taken,
Mr. Hezekiah Hinkle stood stock-still.
"A Photographic Failure" by Carolyn Wells
You still, fair mother, in your offspring trace
The stock of beauty destined for the race;
Kind Nature forming them, the pattern took
From heaven's first work, and Eve's original look.
"To The Lady Dursley" by Matthew Prior
But still the farming methods of Josiah, Joe and Jim
Distressed their good old parent and disturbed the mind of him.
"These sons o' mine appear to be a sight too slow," thought he
"They need a better class o' stock and more machinery."
"Dad's Philanthropic Plan" by C J Dennis
Well, in good old customs I still believe,
So I hung up my stocking Christmas Eve;
(A brand-new left one I’d never worn.)
And when I looked in it Christmas morn
There was my leg, as large as life,
With a ticket on it, "From your wife."
"Says Mister Doojabs" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

The US was still trying to recover from the stock-market dip after September 11, 2001.
Comcast's Stock Still Undervalued, Haverty Says.
Netflix's 1Q tops forecasts, stock still plummets.
Netflix's 1Q top forecasts, stock still plummets.
In Cleveland, Acta's stock still climbing.
Pettigrew's NFL stock still rising.
For people unsure whether to trust the stock market, Friday's employment report at least provided some evidence that the economy is still capable of creating a sizable number of jobs.
Alternative energy stocks are still dim .
CBS News recently asked me to explain why the stock market has been soaring, even though there are still major questions about the economy.
You Can Still Buy This Apparel Stock.
Cable systems seem to surge, but stocks still sag.
Still, it's more like a stocking stuffer.
Today, it appears the stock market is still in correction mode.
Asia Still Loves Lighting Up, Philip Morris Deserves $75 Stock Price.
The Dow drifted lower all day and was down 98 points at its low, just after 3 pm Stocks still finished in the red.
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In science:

However, even in view of the generalization which we will discuss in the next section, we will still refer to this physical system as a (toy model of a) stock market.
Stock markets and quantum dynamics: a second quantized description
There is, however, an intriguing dependence of evolution (as measured by hVe/Va i, the ratio of “enclosed” to “available” volume) on spectral type, with the extreme HBL (very low αrx or equivalently very high fx/fr) still showing negative evolution (fewer/dimmer at high redshift; Giommi, Stocke).
Issues in Blazar Research
As the simplest model for modeling stock prices, GBM is still widely used in the modern financial community.
Parametric and nonparametric models and methods in financial econometrics
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