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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-01-02 12:32:32

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.

”but the brown trout is really our stocking trade and numbers for sale will be
scarce next year.” … ews123.htm

Managing the means of payment being their stocking trade, the Caisse d’Epargne
is, through necessity, interested in the electronic purse.

“cat burgling is My stocking trade, “Join me kid and your fortunes made.

Irreverence is Las Vegas’s stock and trade. … 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.

Description is the stock and trade of the professional writer.

These nine outlets occupy land evaluated at over $315000 and pay property taxes of over $10000 not including “stock and trade, machinery and equipment” … ouncil.htm



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