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      n   a type of knitting machine,   (Also called)    stocking loom, stocking machine  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
1    one of a pair of close-fitting garments made of knitted yarn to cover the foot and part or all of the leg  
2    something resembling this in position, function, appearance, etc.  
3    in (one's) stocking or stockinged feet   wearing stockings or socks but no shoes  
     (C16: from dialect stock stocking + -ing1)  
  stockinged      adj  

body stocking  
      n   a one-piece undergarment for women, usually of nylon, covering the torso  
Christmas stocking  
      n   a stocking hung up by children on Christmas Eve for Santa Claus to fill with presents  
stocking cap  
      n   a conical knitted cap, often with a tassel  
stocking filler  
      n     (Brit)   a present, esp. a toy, of a size suitable for inclusion in a child's Christmas stocking  
stocking frame  
      n   a type of knitting machine,   (Also called)    stocking loom, stocking machine  
stocking mask  
      n   a nylon stocking worn over the face by a criminal to disguise the features  
stocking stitch  
      n   a pattern of stitches in knitting consisting of alternate rows of plain and purl stitch  
     (C19: so named because of its use in hosiery)  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
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