Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shock of corn, consisting, when of full size, of twelve sheaves.
- To set up, as sheaves of grain, in stooks or shocks.
- To set up grain in stooks.
- n. A shock of Indian corn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Agric.) A small collection of sheaves set up in the field; a shock; in England, twelve sheaves.
- v. (Agric.) To set up, as sheaves of grain, in stooks.
- From or cognate with Middle Low German stūke. (Wiktionary)
“Mike stook up from the chair, his legs stiff and knees shaking.”
“Lots of us old actual workers and new actual workers stook up during Proposition K and outted ourselves so we could beg for our lives ourselves.”
“If he had ever stook a real stand he would have the scars to show for it.”
“A little pride crept in as I admired my stook, my connection to the past, smug as an urban Luddite can be.”
“September 24, 2008 at 1:13 am it is wen yer stook in an office awl day!”
“Kucinich stook up to crooked Cleveland utilities and was payed with endless media smears for his trouble.”
“Amazing that that IS actually the one thing he has EVER stood up for and stook to it. lordy…two coups in one lifetime…”
“The other big man and the white-headed boy sat and looked off across a little bit of cornfield where an old grey stook of last year's fodder formed a sagging cone at the edge of the woods.”
“At stook and rook, shear and At the dead beast. threave.”
“So, you know, there is two things to do, you loaded your plane and took it some place and then when you got there you headed for the nearest bar, and talked to whoever was on the next stook you know.”
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