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stock
used in The Scarlet Letter

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  • Few of my countrymen can know what it is; nor, as frequent transplantation is perhaps better for the stock, need they consider it desirable to know.
    Introductory (14% in)
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  • A landsman could hardly have worn this garb and shown this face, and worn and shown them both with such a galliard air, without undergoing stern question before a magistrate, and probably incurring a fine or imprisonment, or perhaps an exhibition in the stocks.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (86% in)
  • In the spiritual world, the old physician and the minister—mutual victims as they have been—may, unawares, have found their earthly stock of hatred and antipathy transmuted into golden love.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (45% in)

There are no more uses of "stock" in The Scarlet Letter.

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