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stook

[stoo k, stook] /stʊk, stuk/ Chiefly British and Canadian.
noun
1.
shock2 (def 1).
verb (used with object)
2.
shock2 (def 2).
verb (used without object)
3.
to stack sheaves of grain; form a pile of straw.
Origin of stook
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English stouk, Old English stūc heap; cognate with Middle Low German stūke, German Stauche; akin to stock
Related forms
stooker, noun
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  • After the first day or two I found the work not so hard as stooking although the hours were even longer.

    Neighbours Robert Stead
  • They told us that a stooking machine had been invented, but it was not very satisfactory as yet.

    Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan Frances Halton Eva Hasell
  • "I ought to be stooking those sheaves," Thorne answered dubiously.

    A Prairie Courtship Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for stooking

stook

/stuːk/
noun
1.
a number of sheaves set upright in a field to dry with their heads together
verb
2.
(transitive) to set up (sheaves) in stooks
Derived Forms
stooker, noun
Word Origin
C15: variant of stouk, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Low German stūke, Old High German stūhha sleeve
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