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#1 2009-03-24 01:15:14

burred
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Posts: 946

"Stuck still" for stock still

The literal meaning of standing stock still is staying as immobile as a tree trunk (stocc from O.E.). The same root word also appears as the stock of a rifle and being of good family stock. “Stuck still” blends in the image of being stuck in place.

he ran out of stones to step on and suddenly stood stuck still on the last stone …He stayed there for an hour until finally his father came and picked him up, freeing him from his immobility. (http://web.yingjiesheng.com/kaoyan/list … 29366.html)

Fred stood stuck still to the floor, she regained her self when Bert asked and looked at Bert. (http://www.quizilla.com/stories/432190/ … -very-long)

The other’s stood, stuck still with fear and anticipation, awaiting the inevitable attack (http://members.fortunecity.com/fnaa2/story/ch3.html)

i stood stuck still..
i screamed..
i cried.. (http://enrichedandhydrogenated.blogspot … chive.html)

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#2 2009-05-10 05:54:48

burred
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Re: "Stuck still" for stock still

A withdrawn comment identified stook still. This might be either a local pronunciation, or as reference to a stook of grain. A stook is a collection of sheaves of grain stood up in a field to dry.

The immobility of the stork is invoked in stork still.

Harry Potter fan fiction:
He smirked at me, letting the corner of his lips curl mischievously at the corner. Like a deer caught in headlights I stood stork still as he lowered that smirk to my lips and brushed his mouth softly against mine.
(http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/vi … rid=332023)

Fan fiction:
Just as the specter stood up to move towards him, another flashed of blurred figure moved on his right. The figure stood stork still and then suddenly ran forward towards the prostrate figure. A scream tore from his mouth.
(http://www.geocities.com/moon_glaciers2/TWMS.html)

Frozen shock still

And as they crumbled,he stood shock still in the ruins,
(http://books.google.ca/books?id=UPRd-lu … t&resnum=4)

Related to stuck still, there is a stuck reminder.

Political forum:
where are Ugandans now??? For the last 22 years, the current gov’t sold out all national assets to foreigners, they have built no single hospital or school for the last 22 years. Health care and education and public sectors are in tatters; corruptions is now an official policy!!! All these are a stuck reminder that it is better to be governed by a nationalist than a foreign stooge like MDC-T!!
(http://fr.allafrica.com/comments/list/a … 70839.html)

Last edited by burred (2009-05-11 02:28:55)

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#3 2009-05-10 17:55:59

klakritz
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Re: "Stuck still" for stock still

‘stop still’ is also seen:

Surrounded by Imams, as they prayed, the Pope prayed, standing stop still, eyes closed, bowing his head in conclusion.
bbs.putclub.com/lofiversion/index.php/t107525.html


In the ‘Time Out’ room, Kate was standing stop still, not believing her eyes.
www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory … rid=147327

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#4 2009-05-11 02:05:17

burred
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Re: "Stuck still" for stock still

Stop still is so clear, it might just take over. Here are some more strains. Very fecund source of new images. Hope you are not overwhelmed.

Peppy stood stake still … his back arched, hackles raised.
(http://tiaracrew.wordpress.com/)

I stood stake still awaiting an order when I realized that I could hear Emma and Faith laughing.
(http://www.quizilla.com/stories/4984108 … -part-41ir)

Dog judging:
Boss stood stacked still for about 15 seconds and then started to moved and then he would stand still again.
(http://www.dolforums.com.au/index.php?s … try3035511)

Fan Fiction:
The girls, on the other hand, stood stick still; staring at Sasuke.
(http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4872769/1/If_You_Were_Gay)

The riders stopped to rest from their “power” row and take in some of the local wildlife and scenery, including a blue heron, that stood stick-still on a pier watching the group from a safe distance.
(http://www.goskagit.com/home/article/dr … iendships/)

I stood stocked-still/ My face turned away
(http://prettyandy.blog.friendster.com/)

In the stocks?

When we came in sight of the Capitol she stood struck still, struck dumb with its magnificence.
(http://www.feralchildren.com/en/showchild.php?ch=liddy)

Reading about extreme weather, I was reminded of the twister I saw/endured 38 years ago. Before that blue-black funnel chewed up and spit out a low-rise storage building in an open field less than 500 yards away, which turned it hard left, the thing had been heading for where I stood struck still with awe.
(http://slantblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/o … anism.html)

More fan fiction:
Makoto walked whispering to Kai as he passed him, “You lose…” Kai stood, stalked still.
(http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3659925/15/ … ts_Inferno)

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#5 2010-07-07 15:56:39

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
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Re: "Stuck still" for stock still

There’s always room for one more in cyberspace.

Fanfic
Lincoln stood stock steel gazing at the breathtaking scene

Did I say one more? I meant two.

Fanfic
She stood starch still in front of the exit

Fanfic
She stood starch still as he moved in

See also “starch defender”.

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#6 2010-07-07 17:58:05

patschwieterman
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Posts: 1665

Re: "Stuck still" for stock still

A journey of a thousand miles starts with standing still:

i stood start still…in shock and just let it happen.
http://sounpretty.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_archive.html

Both stood start still in front of it.
http://www.scarlett-dreams.com/fiction/ … ling4.html

“Commander, we are honored by your attendance” on of the guard said standing start still.
http://www.myliulin.co.cc/fallenangel02 … ndWar.html

“yeah….easy he says” Spectrum muttered. he stood start still.
slowly the entire planet began to turn a radaint green.
“so you dont like Cryponite do you”
http://www.comicvine.com/forums/rpg/9/b … 35/?page=2

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#7 2010-07-07 18:29:57

Peter Forster
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Re: "Stuck still" for stock still

Everyone seems to have somehow shimmied around “stark still’ unless it’s really here and my failing eye has missed it. If so, apologies…

Sally stood stark still, frozen to the spot and so did we. Her 4 bridesmaids rushed to her side to try to help. “Oh Lord!” groaned Dad, (but I fear there ..

We stood stark still, in the silence of the night, hundreds of men and women frozen in rocklike solidarity and tribute covered with a canopy of stars with …

Superman stood, stark still as he hovered above Earth’s atmosphere. His arms were folded and his cape moved slowly about him, ...

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#8 2010-07-07 20:42:57

DavidTuggy
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Re: "Stuck still" for stock still

I hope whoever mines these things for inclusions in the *!Database!* (should be flashing lights around the name, with the importance some —not those here— seem to give it) reads all the subsequent posts. To include just stuck still there as representative of this discussion would be some kind of a trajesty (/travedy).


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#9 2010-07-19 00:00:29

David Bird
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Re: "Stuck still" for stock still

See also stoic still.

Last edited by David Bird (2010-07-19 02:23:25)

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#10 2010-07-19 04:40:59

patschwieterman
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Re: "Stuck still" for stock still

For the sake of completeness, here are citations for “stood stand still.” I’m convinced I’ve heard this formulation my whole life – in fact, I think I may have used it in speech, at least – but it’s not common (roughly 50 ughits), and it seems to be something of a regionalism, with many of the hits from India. Examples:

He just stood stand still with his hands folded and stared . . .
http://udaykiran31.blogspot.com/

Strangely on Workaholic’s Day, (yeah, they do have a day dedicated to drudgery too), India stood stand still due to NDA and Left parties’ Bharat Bandh protesting the price hike.
http://www.mid-day.com/news/2010/jul/06 … e-hike.htm

All his hopes of pursuing his college education were literally shattered. Imagine the plight of his education which stood stand still!
http://www.studentloaninfo.org/blog/stu … loan-falls

Traffic stood stand still by Morvant junction for about 45 minutes until some brave young fire officers came and started to direct traffic.
http://www.ttonline.org/archive/index.php/t-3187.html

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#11 2010-07-19 17:32:43

David Bird
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Re: "Stuck still" for stock still

There’s something about “stood stand still” that is nicely calamitous. It’s like a Voight-Kampff question the mind rebels against. To start, there is the duality of stand (verb/noun) and the trinity, at least, of still (adverb/adjective/noun, each polysemic). It is reminiscent of “The man the cat the dog bit scratched collapsed.”* Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the fully parallel “stood stand stilled”.
Then, the time-warp confusion of stood and stand.
Then “standstill”.

Partial eclipse in Ghana”:
Drivers drove with their lights on with some hooting the horns of their vehicles while people stood standstill watching what was going on.

A joy to the mind, like too much wasabi to the nose.

* I don’t remember where I came across this sentence, but here is an instance on the web.

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#12 2010-07-19 18:33:54

DavidTuggy
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Re: "Stuck still" for stock still

Just so long as you come to a full and complete stoic stock stuck stooken standstill before moving, it might be safe.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#13 2010-12-24 03:51:43

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2146

Re: "Stuck still" for stock still

Big fuzzy spot, methinks: stuck, stark, starch, stark, stoic

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