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English Dictionary: shares by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Granger stocks \Granger stocks\ [or] shares \shares\
      Stocks or shares of the granger railroads.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stock \Stock\ (st[ocr]k), n. [AS. stocc a stock, trunk, stick;
      akin to D. stok, G. stock, OHG. stoc, Icel. stokkr, Sw.
      stock, Dan. stok, and AS. stycce a piece; cf. Skr. tuj to
      urge, thrust. Cf. {Stokker}, {Stucco}, and {Tuck} a rapier.]
      1. The stem, or main body, of a tree or plant; the fixed,
            strong, firm part; the trunk.
  
                     Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and
                     the stock thereof die in the ground, yet through the
                     scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs
                     like a plant.                                    --Job xiv.
                                                                              8,9.
  
      2. The stem or branch in which a graft is inserted.
  
                     The scion overruleth the stock quite. --Bacon.
  
      3. A block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a
            firm support; a post.
  
                     All our fathers worshiped stocks and stones.
                                                                              --Milton.
  
                     Item, for a stock of brass for the holy water, seven
                     shillings; which, by the canon, must be of marble or
                     metal, and in no case of brick.         --Fuller.
  
      4. Hence, a person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or
            post; one who has little sense.
  
                     Let's be no stoics, nor no stocks.      --Shak.
  
      5. The principal supporting part; the part in which others
            are inserted, or to which they are attached. Specifically:
           
            (a) The wood to which the barrel, lock, etc., of a musket
                  or like firearm are secured; also, a long, rectangular
                  piece of wood, which is an important part of several
                  forms of gun carriage.
            (b) The handle or contrivance by which bits are held in
                  boring; a bitstock; a brace.
            (c) (Joinery) The block of wood or metal frame which
                  constitutes the body of a plane, and in which the
                  plane iron is fitted; a plane stock.
            (d) (Naut.) The wooden or iron crosspiece to which the
                  shank of an anchor is attached. See Illust. of
                  {Anchor}.
            (e) The support of the block in which an anvil is fixed,
                  or of the anvil itself.
            (f) A handle or wrench forming a holder for the dies for
                  cutting screws; a diestock.
            (g) The part of a tally formerly struck in the exchequer,
                  which was delivered to the person who had lent the
                  king money on account, as the evidence of
                  indebtedness. See {Counterfoil}. [Eng.]
  
      6. The original progenitor; also, the race or line of a
            family; the progenitor of a family and his direct
            descendants; lineage; family.
  
                     And stand betwixt them made, when, severally, All
                     told their stock.                              --Chapman.
  
                     Thy mother was no goddess, nor thy stock From
                     Dardanus.                                          --Denham.
  
      7. Money or capital which an individual or a firm employs in
            business; fund; in the United States, the capital of a
            bank or other company, in the form of transferable shares,
            each of a certain amount; money funded in government
            securities, called also {the public funds}; in the plural,
            property consisting of shares in joint-stock companies, or
            in the obligations of a government for its funded debt; --
            so in the United States, but in England the latter only
            are called {stocks}, and the former {shares}.
  
      8. (Bookkeeping) Same as {Stock account}, below.
  
      9. Supply provided; store; accumulation; especially, a
            merchant's or manufacturer's store of goods; as, to lay in
            a stock of provisions.
  
                     Add to that stock which justly we bestow. --Dryden.
  
      10. (Agric.) Domestic animals or beasts collectively, used or
            raised on a farm; as, a stock of cattle or of sheep,
            etc.; -- called also {live stock}.
  
      11. (Card Playing) That portion of a pack of cards not
            distributed to the players at the beginning of certain
            games, as gleek, etc., but which might be drawn from
            afterward as occasion required; a bank.
  
                     I must buy the stock; send me good cardings.
                                                                              --Beau. & Fl.
  
      12. A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado. [Obs.]
  
      13. [Cf. {Stocking}.] A covering for the leg, or leg and
            foot; as, upper stocks (breeches); nether stocks
            (stockings). [Obs.]
  
                     With a linen stock on one leg.         --Shak.
  
      14. A kind of stiff, wide band or cravat for the neck; as, a
            silk stock.
  
      15. pl. A frame of timber, with holes in which the feet, or
            the feet and hands, of criminals were formerly confined
            by way of punishment.
  
                     He shall rest in my stocks.               --Piers
                                                                              Plowman.
  
      16. pl. (Shipbuilding) The frame or timbers on which a ship
            rests while building.
  
      17. pl. Red and gray bricks, used for the exterior of walls
            and the front of buildings. [Eng.]
  
      18. (Bot.) Any cruciferous plant of the genus {Matthiola};
            as, common stock ({Matthiola incana}) (see
            {Gilly-flower}); ten-weeks stock ({M. annua}).
  
      19. (Geol.) An irregular metalliferous mass filling a large
            cavity in a rock formation, as a stock of lead ore
            deposited in limestone.
  
      20. A race or variety in a species.
  
      21. (Biol.) In tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons
            (see {Person}), as trees, chains of salp[91], etc.
  
      22. The beater of a fulling mill. --Knight.
  
      23. (Cookery) A liquid or jelly containing the juices and
            soluble parts of meat, and certain vegetables, etc.,
            extracted by cooking; -- used in making soup, gravy, etc.
  
      {Bit stock}. See {Bitstock}.
  
      {Dead stock} (Agric.), the implements of husbandry, and
            produce stored up for use; -- in distinction from live
            stock, or the domestic animals on the farm. See def. 10,
            above.
  
      {Head stock}. See {Headstock}.
  
      {Paper stock}, rags and other material of which paper is
            made.
  
      {Stock account} (Bookkeeping), an account on a merchant's
            ledger, one side of which shows the original capital, or
            stock, and the additions thereto by accumulation or
            contribution, the other side showing the amounts
            withdrawn.
  
      {Stock car}, a railway car for carrying cattle.
  
      {Stock company} (Com.), an incorporated company the capital
            of which is represented by marketable shares having a
            certain equal par value.
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