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But how was this difficult matter of sock and stocking to be settled?

Who welcome with the crowing of a cock, This hero of the buskin and sock.

Well, you could call it that, but the cop of the beach said it was more like a baby's sock.

Jim's mother looked thoughtfully at the sock she was darning.

At least we could never finish a sock unless Mother helped us, and then she would know.

He was bootless and a great toe protruded from a hole in the point of his sock.

In the Field no man has actual possession of shirt, sock, or under-garments.

Is sock only a corruption of suck, indicating a lollipop origin?

I go around, one by one, and sock the four guards on the back of the head.

We found John seated on the bank, taking off his boot and sock.

WORD ORIGIN

"knitted or woven covering for the foot, short stocking," early 14c., from Old English socc "slipper, light shoe," from Latin soccus "slipper, light low-heeled shoe," probably a variant of Greek sykchos, word for a kind of shoe, perhaps from Phrygian or another Asiatic language. The Latin word was borrowed generally in West Germanic, e.g. Middle Dutch socke, Dutch sok, Old High German soc, German Socke. To knock the socks off (someone) "beat thoroughly" is recorded from 1845, American English colloquial. Teen slang sock hop is c.1950, from notion of dancing without shoes.

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