Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In com., a book in which a detailed account is kept of the stock of goods on hand.
“I think, perhaps, this means something more than the epitaphic literature we Canadians are wont to select out of the stock-book belonging to the monument builders.”
“When the present Librarian commenced his duties in 1911 the collection, as recorded in the stock-book of the Library, comprised 5,129 volumes and”
“We have been examining your stock-book," said Dick.”
“Cursor Mundi," which, written in the fourteenth century, the time when the northern miracle-plays were taking decisive shape, appears to have served their writers as a stock-book.”
“As the memory of the scene with Felix when the stock-book was unearthed passed through his mind, his hand instinctively sought the bulge in his coat-pocket.”
“Of course, if he had to do it all over again, he would never have locked up the stock-book in his own safe.”
“The sharp peal of the bell produced Mr. Luke Tulliver, who emerged from a little den in a corner at the back of the shop, where he had been engaged copying items into a stock-book by the light of a solitary tallow-candle.”
“I went to my stock-book and promptly made an entry as follows: 7523-1.”
“You know how much you have paid, and how much you have received during the year; but unless you have a stock-book you do not know whether the difference between the receipts and expenditure represents profit, for the stock may have so fallen in value during the year that you may really have made a loss while seeming to make a profit.”
“I have, for the last month, Captain Dave, been making up this stock-book for my own satisfaction.”
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