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STOCK. Available for exploitation in acting, speaking, and writing, especially as part of a stock-in-trade of topics, arguments, plots, jokes, expressions, etc. ‘If Agatha Christie works almost entirely with what the critics call “stock responses”, she knows how to take advantage of our responding in a stock way to stock situations’ (The Times, 20 Sept. 1975). Compare CLICHÉ.

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stock The juice obtained by boiling meat, fish, or vegetables, used to prepare soups, stews, and gravy. Meat and bone contain collagen, which is converted into gelatine by prolonged boiling; hence, the stock may set to a jelly on cooling. The main nutritional value of stock is the mineral content.

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1. An igneous intrusion that has steep contacts with the surrounding country rocks. It is approximately circular in plan and has an area of 20 km2 or less.

2. See graft.

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Stock

cattle, horses, or sheep that are bred for use or profit, collectively ; a swarm of bees.

Examples : stock of bees, 1675; of Quakers, 1674.

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stock Igneous intrusion, approximately circular in plan, that has steep contacts with the country rocks and a surface area of 20 km2 or less.

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stock See shares

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