STOAT – NOUNS
– a stoat BLACKTAIL 1885 Eng. dial.
– a stoat CLUB-START 1877 Eng. dial.
– a stoat VAIR 1387 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
STOCKADE – NOUNS
– any military stockade DACHAU 1968 US Vietnam War usage
STOCKING – ADJECTIVES
– BARE-VAMPED standing in one’s stockings, without shoes …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
STOCKING – NOUNS
– BAXEN stockings …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– GAM-CASES stockings …1781 sl.
– HAIRY MOGGANS; HAIRY MOOGANS hose without feet …1808 Sc.
– JUTE NYLONS cotton stockings …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– LEG-BAGS stockings …1791 US sl.
– LEG SACKS socks, stockings …1930s African-American sl.
– MALTHING stockings without feet …1892 Eng. dial.
– NETHERSTOCK a stocking …1565-6 obs.
– NETHER-STOCKING a stocking …1591 obs. rare
– OLIVERS stockings …1887 tramps’ sl.
– POP-POP a hole in one’s sock or stocking …1940s Irish sl.
– POPPY a hole in one’s sock or stocking …1940s Irish sl.
– POTATO a hole in a sock or stocking through which the skin shows …1885 sl.
– QUEER DRAWERS yarn, coarse worsted, ordinary or old stockings …L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– RAILWAYS red stockings worn by women …1909 railwaymen’s usage
– RIE the raised border on the top of a stocking …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SANKERS stockings without feet …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCOGGER a footless stocking worn over the shoes as a gaiter, or to protect the arms …1615 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SILAS HOCKING a stocking …L19 theatrical rhyming sl.
– SPUD a hole in a sock or stocking though which the skin shows …1960 sl.
– TATIE-HEEL a hole in the heel of a stocking …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– THREHEEN the leg of a stocking without the foot …1869 Ireland
– VAMP that part of hose or stockings which covers the foot and ankle; also, a short stocking, a sock …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– VAMPER a stocking …a1700 obs. (possible error for vampeis or vampeys)
– VAMPETH that part of hose or stockings which covers the foot and ankle; also, a short stocking, a sock …c1430 obs.
– VAMPEY; VAMPY that part of hose or stockings which covers the foot and ankle; also, a short stocking, a sock …c1425 obs.
STOCKING – NOUNS, PERSON
– WABSTER a knitter of stockings …1825 Sc.
STOCKS (punishment) – NOUNS
– ANKLE-SPRING WAREHOUSE the stocks …L18 Irish sl.
– CAPERDEWSIE the stocks; prison …1663 obs.
– CAPERDOCHY the stocks; prison …1600 obs.
– CATASTA the stocks …1650 humorous usage, obs.
– HARMANS the stocks …1567 thieves’ cant obs.
– TIMBER the stocks …20C sl.
STOCKS (punishment) – NOUNS, PERSON
– BABE IN THE WOOD one who is imprisoned in the stocks or pillory …L17 sl.
STOCKS, STOCK EXCHANGE, STOCK MARKET – ADJECTIVES
- SICK in the stock exchange: slow, dull …1870
STOCKS etc. – NOUNS
– ACTION a share in a joint-stock company …1641-1706 obs.
– BIG BANG, THE the deregulation of the London Stock Exchange on 27 October, 1986, when a number of complex changes in trading practices were put into effect simultaneously …1983 sl.
– BIG BOARD any major stock exchange …1934 US sl.
– BIG BOARD, THE the New York Stock Exchange Inc. …1984 US sl.
– BLIP a minor fluctuation, usually upward, in the stock market or other measures of corporate fortunes …1988 US sl.
– BOOMLET a small boom on the Stock Exchange …1897
– DEAD-CAT BOUNCE a tiny rise or recovery after a decline …1990s Amer. stock market usage
– FANCY on the Stock Market: a fraudulent or worthless security …1841 Amer. sl.
– GOOD-BYE KISS the repurchase of a premium of stock by a target company from the company attempting a takeover …1988 US sl.
– LOSS-LEADER something displayed prominently, and at cut-price rate, to encourage further buying of other stock …20C Can. sl.
– MARKET MONGERING trading on the stock market which is considered disreputable or dishonest …1901 rare, depreciative usage
– PUNCH a killing, as in the stock market, etc.; a coup …1900s Aust. sl.
– SICK MARKET on the Stock Exchange: a market in which sales of stock are difficult to place …c1860 colloq.
– WHITE KNIGHT on the Stock Exchange: a company that comes to the aid of another facing an unwelcome takeover bid …1981 sl.
STOCKS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ACTIONARY a share-holder in a joint-stock company …1728 obs.
– ACTIONER a shareholder …1825 obs.
– ACTIONIST a shareholder in a joint-stock company; one who owns actions …1720 obs.
– AIREDALE 1931 US sl. – on the stock market: a high-pressure salesman
– ARB a person who trades in securities, commodities, etc., hoping to profit from price differentials in various markets …1977 orig. US
– BEAR on the Stock Exchange: a speculator for a fall; i.e. one who sells stock for delivery at a future date, in the expectation that meanwhile prices will fall, and he will be able to buy in at a lower rate what he has contracted to deliver at a higher …1719
– BEAR RAIDER on the Stock Market: an investor who initiates or participates in a bear raid (a speculative attempt to profit from a fall in the price of a stock, or to cause the price to fall in order to make a profit) …1887
– BEARSKIN JOBBER early name of the ‘bear’ on the Stock Exchange, a speculator for a fall; one who sells stock for delivery at a future date, in the expectation that meanwhile prices will fall, and he will be able to buy in at a lower rate what he has contracted to deliver at a higher …1726
– BOTTOM FISHER a stock investor looking for stocks with a poor recent showing …1988 US sl.
– FALLEN ANGEL a defaulter, a bankrupt …c1810 Stock Exchange usage
– GARBITRAGEUR one who manipulates rather then simply speculates in stock of companies with announced or rumoured deals …Bk2006 Amer. sl.
– LACK-STOCK one who has no money in stocks …1820
– MARKET-MONGER a person who monopolizes or buys up the whole of the market in a commodity …1629 obs. rare
– PINK BUTTON on the Stock Exchange: a jobber’s clerk …1973 Brit. sl.
– POACHER a broker dealing out of, or frequently changing, his market …c1890 Stock Exchange colloq.
– SCALPER on the Stock Exchange, one who sells stock at lower than the official rates …1888
– TAKER-IN a person who is willing to take up a commitment made by a ‘bull’ dealer, in the event of the dealer being unable or unwilling to pay for it at that time …1911
– TAPE WATCHER a small investor who monitors his or her investments by watching the transaction tape, in a brokerage officer or on cable TV …Bk2006 Amer. sl.
– TAPE-WORM on the Stock Exchange: an official who collects the prices of stock for transmission on the tape …Bk1903
– WADDLER in the stock exchange: a defaulter; one who fails to meet obligations …1831
– WHITE SQUIRE a person who holds or purchases a minority stake in a company facing an unwelcome takeover bid, and lends support to the existing management
– WIDOWS AND ORPHANS conservative small stockholders whose income relies on blue-chip stock dividends …Bk1997 Wall Street sl.
STOCKS etc. – PHRASES
– ON THE KERB said of stock exchange business done on the street-pavement, esp. after the exchange is closed for the day …1894
STOCKS etc. – VERBS
– BANG on the Stock Exchange: to depress prices, the market …1884
– MAKE A PUNCH to make a killing in the goldfields, stock market, etc. …1900s Aust. sl.
– SCALP to buy and sell stocks so as to make small quick profits …colloq.
STOCKY – ADJECTIVES
– stocky; of solid build; short and stout BLOCKY 1879
– stocky, short and thickset, stocky COBBY 1871
– stocky; short, thickset, and strong NUGGETY 1893 Aust. & NZ
– stocky, sturdy, heavyset, well-built BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP 1886 Amer. dial.
– stocky, thickset, stout, sturdy, strong; short and fat STUGGY 1847 Eng. dial.
STOCKY – NOUNS, PERSON
– a stocky, small, compact person NUGGET 1825 Sc.
– a stocky, small person, usually somewhat uncouth and less then amicable GRULCH 20C Irish
– a stocky, sturdy, or robust person FINE CHUNK OF A FELLOW 1822 Amer. dial.
STODGY – NOUNS, PERSON
– a stodgy person holding antiquated beliefs DODO 1877 US sl.
STOIC – ADJECTIVES
– stoical; having the spirits or courage unimpaired; undismayed HEART-WHOLE 1470-85
STOIC – VERBS
– to be sturdily stoic; to be strong or tough in the face of adversity; to endure bravely and tenaciously GUT IT OUT 1930s Amer. sl.
STOLEN – ADJECTIVES (also see STEAL)
– BENT stolen …1930 sl., orig. US
– CABBAGED pilfered, as shreds by a tailor …1729
– CHORDY 1979 UK sl. – stolen
– CROOK ‘bent’, stolen …1900 criminals’ sl.
– CROOKED dishonestly come by; stolen …M19 colloq.
– FALLEN OFF THE BACK OF A LORRY stolen (not necessarily from a vehicle) …1977 UK sl.
– HOOKY said of something stolen or counterfeit …1985 Brit. sl.
– HOT said of stolen articles that are easily identifiable and therefore difficult to dispose of …1925 sl.
– JARG illegal, stolen, counterfeit …2000s sl.
– KINKY stolen …1927 Amer. criminal sl.
– MADE stolen …L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– OFF gone, stolen …M19 US criminals’ sl.
– PADDED having concealed contraband (stolen articles, drugs, etc.) on one’s person in order to remove it from a shop or deceive customs, etc. …1910s US criminals’ sl.
– POLED 1930s Aust. sl. – stolen
– RATTED of people: robbed; of objects: stolen …1910s Aust. & NZ sl.
– STOOKED of stolen goods or money: hidden …M19 sl.
– WANGLED stolen …1940s sl.
– WET of livestock: stolen …1888 Amer. dial.
STOLEN – PHRASES
– THE TIGER’S GOT IT phr. Bk1970 US Army sl. – it’s missing; it’s stolen
STOLEN GOODS – NOUNS
– ALADDIN’S CAVE a thief’s stash-point for stolen goods …1970 Brit. police sl.
– BLOW-BACK voluntary return to a victim of stolen goods …1934 criminals’ sl.
– BOOST 2000s US criminals’ sl. – a stolen vehicle
– BULL’S WOOL stolen clothes …1900s African-American sl.
– CHURCH a place where the identity of stolen jewellery is altered …L19 US criminals’ sl.
– CRAN a hiding place for stolen goods …2003 UK sl.
– DABBLE stolen property …L19 UK criminals’ sl.
– DARBY; DERBY a haul of stolen goods …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– DROP a hiding place for stolen goods …1931 sl.
– FILCH something stolen …17C sl.
– GOODS, THE stolen articles as evidence of guilt …1900 sl.
– GRAND THEFT Bk1970 US sl. – stolen money
– KNOCK-OFF stolen property …1963 sl.
– LUMBER a house or room where stolen goods are hidden …1753 Brit. sl.
– MOONLIGHT REQUISITION – the notional procedure attached to stolen materials …1946 US sl.
– POSSESSION possession of stolen or illicit goods …1970 sl., orig. US
– RABBIT something smuggled or stolen …1929 naval & Aust. sl.
– RECEIPT the receiving of stolen goods …1681 Sc.
– RUN-IN a warehouse or other location to which stolen goods are driven for concealment …1955 UK criminal’s sl.
– SHUSH BAG a bag for carrying away stolen property …2002 UK sl.
– SNATCH something stolen …2000 UK sl.
– SWAG stolen goods; loot, bounty …1794 UK sl.
– TRAP a hiding place for stolen goods …1930 US sl.
– WAIFS stolen goods which are thrown away by the thief when in flight, for fear of being apprehended …1579 obs.
STOLEN GOODS – NOUNS, PERSON
– ADAM a fence, a criminal receiver …L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– ADAM TILER; ADAM TYLER a receiver of stolen goods …1725 criminals’ sl.
– ANGLING-COVE a receiver of stolen goods …L18 sl.
– BIG BOSS a top dealer in stolen goods …1872 criminals’ sl.
– BIG FENCE a large-scale receiver of stolen goods …Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– BIG GUY a large-scale receiver of stolen merchandise …Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– BUYER 20C UK police & criminals’ sl. – a receiver of stolen goods
– CUNNING MAN a cheat, who pretends by his skill in astrology to assist persons in recovering stolen goods …1788 sl.
– DROP a dealer in stolen goods …1915 sl.
– FAMILY MAN a receiver of stolen goods …E19 sl.
– FAMILY WOMAN a female receiver of stolen goods …E19 sl.
– FATHER a receiver of stolen goods …M19 sl.
– FENCE a dealer in stolen goods …a1700 sl.
– GAGER a person who disposes of stolen goods…1904 UK criminals’ sl.
– GAGGER a receiver of stolen goods …1949 US criminals’ sl.
– HEALER one who hides or conceals anything; a receiver of stolen goods; a thief’s confederate …1825 Eng. dial.
– IKEY a Jewish receiver of stolen goods …1864 UK criminals’ sl.
– IKEY-MO a Jewish receiver, money-lender, pawnbroker, or peddler …E19 sl.
– INTAKER a receiver of stolen goods; an accomplice of thieves …1721 Sc. obs.
– JEW-FENCER a Jew street buyer or salesman, generally of stolen goods …Bk1896 sl.
– MARTER a dealer in stolen goods …1591 thieves’ sl. obs.
– MELTING POT RECEIVER a receiver of stolen silver plate who melts down the stolen goods, thus rendering them untraceable …L18 UK criminals’ sl.
– MIDDLEMAN one who, professionally, recovers property from the thief or thieves concerned …c1830 Brit. criminals’ sl.
– MIDNIGHT SUPPLY MAN a person who traffics in stolen equipment …1954 US sl.
– MOSES a receiver of stolen goods …1901 Aust. criminals’ sl.
– OLD LADY a female ‘fence’ …1925 US criminals’ sl.
– PLACER a dealer in stolen goods …1969 Brit. sl.
– RABBIT-BUYER a receiver of stolen goods, esp. furs …20C criminals’ sl.
– RECEIPT a receiver of stolen goods …1773 Sc.
– RESETTER a receiver of stolen goods …1641 Sc.
– SANTAR one who receives stolen goods …1591 thieves’ sl. obs.
– SHADE a receiver of stolen goods …1920s US criminal sl.
– SMASHER 1929 sl. rare – a receiver of stolen property
– TAKER a receiver of stolen goods …1941 UK criminals’ sl.
– TANGLER a small-time crook who deals in smuggled or stolen property …1946 sl.
– UNCLE a person who buys stolen goods from criminals …1950 US sl.
– WALKING FENCE an individual who purchases stolen property …1826 criminals’ sl.
STOLEN GOODS – VERBS
– BAG THE SWAG to put into a pocket or hide the stolen property …Bk1890 sl.
– BLOW BACK to return stolen goods …1928 criminals’ sl.
– BRASS UP to share out stolen goods …1924 criminals’ sl.
– DOWN to sell stolen goods at wholesale; to fence …1971 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– FENCE to handle or sell stolen goods …1610 sl.
– GIVE LEG; GIVE LEGS to flee or run away with stolen goods or contraband …1883 obs.
– LURK to go riding in a stolen car …1960s African-American sl.
– PLANT to hide stolen goods, etc. in order to incriminate the person in whose possession they are found …1865 sl.
– RECEIPT to receive stolen goods …1685 Sc.
– SPEEL THE DRUM to go off with stolen property …M19 sl.
STOLID – ADJECTIVES
– boorishly stolid, clumsy and awkward CLODDISH M19
– boorishly stolid, clumsy and awkward CLODDY 1712
– stolid; fleshy; unduly stout or fat, obese BEEFY 1853
STOMACH – see BELLY
STOMACH ACHE – see BELLY ACHE
STOMP – VERBS
– to stomp and kick DO A DANCE ON 1974 US sl.
– to stomp noisily with the feet by way of applause RAMPLE 1893 Sc.
– to stomp, to beat the floor with the feet RAMP 1886 Sc.
– to stomp, to raise the foot and set it down again hard DART 1908 Sc.
STONE, STONED, STONING, STONY – ADJECTIVES
– CAIRNY abounding with heaps of stones …1807 Sc.
– CALCULOSE stony, pebbly …c1420 obs.
– LAPIDABLE 1656 obs. rare that may be stoned
– LAPIDAR of the nature of a stone …1767 obs. rare
– LAPIDARIAN versed in the knowledge of stone …1683 rare
– LAPIDARIAN executed in stone, inscribed on stone …1882
– LAPIDARIOUS consisting of stones; stony …1656 obs. rare
– LAPIDARY concerned with stones …1831-57 rare
– LAPIDEOUS of the nature of stone; stony …1646 rare
– LAPIDEOUS consisting of or inscribed on stone …1807 obs.
– LAPIDIAL resembling stone; stony …1599 obs. rare
– LAPIDIAN concerned with stones; working on stones …1600
– LAPIDIFACTORY pert. to the making of stones …1650 obs. rare
– LAPIDIFIC concerned with the making of stones …1693 obs.
– LAPIDIFICAL concerned with the making of stones …1646 obs.
– LAPIDOUS full of stones …1610 obs. rare
– LITHOIDOLATROUS Bk1991 – worshipping rocks and stones
– SASSINOUS rocky, stony …1632 obs.
STONE etc. – NOUNS
– AIRMAIL a stone or similar heavy weight dropped from a freeway overpass, building roof, etc. …2000s US sl.
– ALLEY APPLE a rock, stone, or piece of rubble found in an alley and used as a missile …1913 US sl.
– ALLEY LILY 1910s US sl. – a brick, rock, or stone, usually when used as a missile
– ALLEY RIFLE 1910s US sl. – a brick, rock, or stone, usually when used as a missile
– BARROW a large heap of stones …1781 Eng. dial.
– BATE the grain of wood or stone …1664 obs. exc. N. Eng. dial.
– BEAU-TRAP a loose stone in the pavement, which tips up when stepped upon, and scatters the dirty water collected under it over the pedestrian …1816 Eng. sl.
– BEGGARS’ BOLTS stones …1584 obs.
– BERGFALL a falling of rock fragments or debris; an avalanche of stones …1856
– BIBBLE a pebble, stone, fossil …1895 Eng. dial.
– BICKER a stone fight; a scrimmage …Bk1911 Sc.
– BINKART a heap of stones, clay, dirt, etc. …Bk1898 Sc.
– BINKER a heap of stones or dirt …Bk1898 Sc.
– BLUNK a small block of wood or stone …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLUNKART a small block of wood or stone …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOWRACK a heap of stones; a cluster …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOWRICK a heap of stones; a cluster …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOWROCK a heap of stones; a cluster …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRINNY a stone, esp. when thrown …Aust. children’s sl., old-fashioned
– COONDIE a stone or rock, esp. one a small stone suitable for throwing …1941 Aust. sl.
– CUNDY a small stone …L19 Aust. sl.
– DAP a bounce of a ball; a hop of a stone on the water …1835 obs.
– DEAD MAN’S PLUNGE a mode of throwing a stone into water in such a way that is makes no splash …Bk1900 Ireland
– DIGS-AND-DRAKES a boy’s entertainment for skimming flat stones along the surface of water …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DIMMY a stone about the size of a person’s head …1968 Amer. dial.
– DONNICK a pebble, stone, or small boulder …1840 Amer. dial.
– DORNICK 1840 Amer. dial. – a pebble, a stone, a small boulder
– DUCK AND DRAKE 1585 – pastime consisting in throwing a flat stone or the like over the surface of water so as to cause it to rebound or skip as many times as possible before sinking
– FALLENATNITE a mock scientific name for a stone …1989 Can. sl.
– GONEY a stone, esp. one of medium size; a cobble …1950 Amer. dial.
– GOOLEY a small stone or pebble …1940s US & Aust. & NZ sl.
– GOONEY a stone, esp. one of medium size; a cobble …1965 Amer. dial.
– GOONIE a small stone or pebble …1940s US & Aust. & NZ sl.
– GOONY a stone, esp. one of medium size; a cobble …1949 Amer. dial.
– GROUND APPLE a stone; a rock …1931 Amer. sl.
– GROUND NUT a stone …1833 Amer. sl.
– GROUND SEED a stone …1871 Amer. sl.
– HANDSTONE a stone that can be lifted or thrown with the hand; a pebble …1598 obs.
– HANDY-STONE a small stone, one that can be thrown with the hand …1899 Sc.
– INDIAN-HEAD a rock, stone, or boulder, esp. one dark in colour …1945 Amer. dial.
– IRISH BOUQUET any form of projectile, usually a stone or brick …1960s US sl.
– IRISH CONFETTI stones, bricks, etc., esp. as thrown during riots …M19 sl.
– JACKROCK a small, rounded stone, esp. one suitable for throwing …1920 Amer. dial.
– JACKSTONE a small round pebble or stone …1814
– LACE a small crack or break in stone …1869 Eng. dial.
– LAD STONES stones piled on the top of a mountain …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LAME DUCK ducks and drakes, throwing a flat stone over the surface of water so that it jumps several times …1968 Amer. dial.
– LAPIDATION 1611 the punishment of stoning to death
– LAPIDEMENT 1483 obs. rare the punishment of stoning to death
– LAPIDATION the act of process of throwing stones; pelting with stones …1802
– LAPIDITY the quality of being stone …1750
– LAPIDOSE abounding in stones; also, of stony nature …c1420
– ITHOIDOLATRY Bk1991 – the worship of rocks and stones
– LOVE LETTER a stone or rock thrown at someone …1940s African-American sl.
– MARCH STONE a stone set up to mark the boundary of an estate …1536 chiefly Sc. N. Eng. dial.
– MARKSTONE a boundary stone …1364 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– METT a boundary; a boundary stone; a mark to show the part measure off …1899 Sc.
– NIGGERHEAD a rock, a stone, or boulder, esp. one dark in colour; a black boulder partially submerged in the water …1847 Amer. dial., derogatory
– QUACK a pebble, a stone …1923 Eng. dial.
– QUAILER a stone …20C Aust. sl.
– QUARRY a square stone, tile, or brick …1555
– QUECK a pebble, a stone …1923 Sc.
– RAG a piece of hard, coarse, or rough stone …1278 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– RAISE a pile of stones; a cairn …1695 N. Eng. dial.
– RAMBLIN-STONE a loose stone …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RANGLE of stones: a heap …B1900 Sc.
– ROUNDLET 1708 US – a small, flat, round stone
– SHIRLING loose stones at the base of a mountain …B1900 Eng. dial.
– TIC-TAC-MOLLARD the game of ‘ducks and drakes’ …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WARLOCK a cairn, a pile of stones in Scandinavian regions …1584 obs.
– WINTER POTATO a stone that is heaved to the surface of a field by freezing and thawing of the ground …1972 Amer. dial. jocular
– YONNIE a flat stone or pebble suitable for skimming on water …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
STONE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– LAPIDATOR one who stones …a1800
– LITHOIDOLATER Bk1991 – a worshipper of rocks and stones
STONE etc. – VERBS
– BATTER to pelt with stones …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BICKER to pelt with stones; to strike repeatedly …Bk1911 Sc.
– DAP to rebound; to bounce; to hop or skip, as a stone along the surface of water …1851
– ELAPIDATE to rid or clear a place of stones …1623 obs.
– LAPIDATE to throw stones at, to pelt with stones; also, to stone to death …1623
– MOBBLE 1865 Eng. dial. – to pelt with stones; to mob
– SCAGE to throw stones, to pelt; to strike with a stick …1897 Eng. dial.
– SCALE to throw at, to pelt; to throw stones at …1777 Sc. & Eng. & dial.
– SCALE to skip a flat stone on a body of water …1877 Amer. dial.
– SCLAFF to make a flat stone skip over the surface of the water; to play at ducks and drakes …1969 Sc.
– SCONE to make flat stones skip along the surface of water …1825 Sc.
– SCOP to throw stones, etc., so as to injure …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCOUT to throw dirt or stones at; to pelt …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCOUTHER to make a flat stone skip over the surface of water, to play ‘ducks and drakes’ …1911 Sc.
– SKAIL to throw at, to pelt; to throw stones at …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SKATE to cause a stone to skip; to skip a stone …a1861 Amer. dial.
– SKEER to skim a stone on the surface of the water …1636 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SKEET to cause a stone to skip; to skip a stone …1965 Amer. dial.
– SKI to skip a stone …1967 Amer. dial.
– SKID to skip a stone …1965 Amer. dial.
– SKIFT to skip stones …1968 Amer. dial.
– SKIN ROCKS to skip or skim stones on the surface of water …1966 Amer. dial.
– SKIN STONES to skip or skim stones on the surface of water …1966 Amer. dial.
– SKIN THE CAT to skip or skim stones on the surface of water …1966 Amer. dial.
– SKIN THE WATER to skip or skim stones on the surface of water …1966 Amer. dial.
– SKOP to throw stones, etc., so as to injure …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– TO-HENE to mutilate by stoning …c1200 obs.
STONE CUTTING – ADJECTIVES
– LAPICIDARIAL pert. to the work of a lapicide …1592 obs.
STONE CUTTING – NOUNS
– LAPIDARY precious stones in general; jewellery …1509 obs.
STONE CUTTING – NOUNS, PERSON
– LAPICIDARY one who is engaged in stone-cutting …1592 obs.
– LAPICIDE one who cuts stones or inscriptions on stone …1656
– LAPIDARIST one who is skilled in the nature and kinds of gems and precious stones …1607 obs. rare
– LAPIDARY an artificer who cuts, polishes, or engraves gems or precious stones …1382
– LAPIDARY one who is skilled in the nature and kinds of gems and precious stones; a connoisseur of lapidary work …c1440 obs.
– LAPIDIST an artificer who cuts, polishes, or engraves gems or precious stones …1647 obs. rare
– LAPIDIST one who is skilled in the nature and kinds of gems and precious stones; a connoisseur of lapidary work …1647 obs. rare
STONEMASON – NOUNS, PERSON
– stonemason HARD-HEWER 1447-8 obs.
STONY – see STONE
STOOGE – NOUNS, PERSON
– a stooge; a dupe MONKEY’S CAT 1970 Amer. dial.
– a stooge, a patsy PIECE OF CHEESE 1966 Amer. dial.
– a stooge; one who is used to another’s advantage ENGINE 1967 Amer. dial.
STOOL – NOUNS
– a small stool BAIKIE 1900 Sc.
– a stool TAMBOURET 1658 obs. rare
– a stool; a footstool SHAMBLE OE obs.
– a stool, a little bench BENCHLET 1865
– stools APRIL FOOLS c1910 rhyming sl., chiefly public house usage
STOOL PIGEON – NOUNS, PERSON
– BELCHER a prison informer; a stool pigeon; a telltale …1903 US criminals’ sl.
– BIRD an informer; a stool pigeon …Bk1945 criminals’ sl.
– BUTTON a stool pigeon …1925 US sl.
– CANARY an informer; a stool pigeon …1929 US sl.
– DOG a police spy; a stool pigeon …1846 US criminals’ sl.
– FINK a stool pigeon …E20 US sl.
– GEEPO a stool pigeon …1951 Amer. sl.
– MOSER a stool pigeon, a betrayer, an informer …Bk1982 Jewish
– NARK a stool pigeon or informer …1860 Brit. sl.
– ZUCH a stool pigeon …c1940 Amer. criminals’ sl.
STOOL PIGEON – VERBS
– NARK to act as a police informer or stool pigeon …1860 Brit. sl.
STOOP, STOOPING – ADJECTIVES
– HALF-COW’D bent, stooping …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
STOOP etc. – NOUNS
– BENT inclination, bowing, stooping, nodding …1584 obs.
STOOP etc. – VERBS
– ABOW to bend, to incline, to bow, to stoop; fig. to do homage or reverence; to submit …c1000 obs.
– BESSEN to stoop, to bend down; to weigh down …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– DAP DOWN to stoop down suddenly; to dip, to dive, to duck …1842 Eng. dial.
– DOUP 1694 Sc. & Eng. dial. rare – to stoop, to bend down, to duck; to descend, to come down; to fall
– LOW-BRIDGE 1886 US rare – to bend, stoop, or duck as though passing under a low bridge
– POKE c1335 – to hold one’s head thrust forward, esp. when walking; to have a stoop
– SCOOPY to crouch, to stoop down upon the haunches …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCOOTHER to stoop; to go along crouchingly; to elude observation; to scuttle …1889 Eng. dial.
– SCOUCH to crouch, to stoop, to bend down …1896 Eng. dial.
– SCROUGE to crouch, to stoop down …1930 Amer. dial.
– SCRUNCH to stoop or crouch; to drop down low by bending at the knees …1900s African-American sl.
– SKOOTHER to stoop; to go along crouchingly; to elude observation; to scuttle …1889 Eng. dial.
– UNLINK to rise up from a stooping position …Bk1905 Sc.
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