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#1 2006-01-02 17:32:32

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'stocking trade' for 'stock in trade'

Stock in trade is the inventory or resources of a business. ‘Stocking trade’ shows up 400 times. ‘Stock and trade’ is much more common, but less interesting. Examples:

I’ma poet – words are my stocking trade. Yes they are.
www.outlanders.fsnet.co.uk/tlh0603.htm

”but the brown trout is really our stocking trade and numbers for sale will be
scarce next year.”
www.farmersinfo.com.au/pages/news/octob … ews123.htm

Managing the means of payment being their stocking trade, the Caisse d’Epargne
is, through necessity, interested in the electronic purse.
www.contactless-club.com/images/res24498Paris.doc

“cat burgling is My stocking trade, “Join me kid and your fortunes made.
www.abctales.com/node/515218

Irreverence is Las Vegas’s stock and trade.
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/ … 4?v=glance

Liars by Brian Dunaway…
When one considers that this is the stock and trade of politicians, one would think they would at least put forth a little effort.
www.lewrockwell.com/dunaway/dunaway16.html

Description is the stock and trade of the professional writer.
web.uvic.ca/akeller/ideas/about/ch10.html

These nine outlets occupy land evaluated at over $315000 and pay property taxes of over $10000 not including “stock and trade, machinery and equipment”
www.hampton.lib.nh.us/hampton/history/b … ouncil.htm

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