- n. 长袜
- n. (Stocking)人名；(英)斯托金
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- stocking:  Stocking is a derivative of stock, in the now defunct sense ‘stocking’. This appears to have arisen in the 15th century from the blackly humorous comparison of the stocks in which one’s legs are restrained as a punishment with ‘leggings, hose’. Until comparatively recently stocking was a unisex term (as it still is in the expression in one’s stockinged feet); the restriction to ‘women’s hose’ is a 20th-century development.
- stocking (n.)
- "close-fitting garment covering the foot and lower leg," 1580s, from stock "leg covering, stocking" (late 15c.), from Old English stocu "sleeve," related to Old English stocc "trunk, log" (see stock (n.1)). Probably so called because of a fancied resemblance of legs to tree trunks, or a reference to the punishing stocks. Cognates include Old Norse stuka, Old High German stuhha, from the same Proto-Germanic source. Restriction to women's hose is 20c. As a receptacle for Christmas presents, attested from 1853; hence stocking stuffer first recorded 1945. Stocking-feet "without shoes" is from 1802.
- 1. New Yorkers have been stocking up with bottled water.
- 2. Some shops are bowing to consumer pressure and stocking organically grown vegetables.
- 3. He noticed a wrinkle in her stocking.
- 4. I worked stocking shelves in a grocery store.
- 5. All the shops are now stocking up for Christmas.
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