\stˈɒks], \stˈɒks], \s_t_ˈɒ_k_s]\
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By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
The money collectively lent by individuals to a government; the public funds, being, as it were, receptacles opened by the state into which the contributions of the public might be poured, as into the charity-trunks in churches; government scrip; a wooden frame into the openings of which the legs of a person may be stocked or set fast, formerly used as a temporary punishment for petty crimes and misdemeanours; certain flowers having stems or stalks; the timbers on which a ship rests while building.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.