stook

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From or cognate with Middle Low German stūke.

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NounEdit

stook (plural stooks)

  1. A pile or bundle, especially of straw.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 16:
      And on the road home they lay among the stooks and maybe Ellison did this and that to make sure of getting her, he was fair desperate for any woman by then.
    • 1958, Iris Murdoch, The Bell:
      The wheat, tawny with ripeness, had been cut and stood in tented stooks about the fields, while a few ghostly poppies lingered at the edge of the path.

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VerbEdit

stook (third-person singular simple present stooks, present participle stooking, simple past and past participle stooked)

  1. (agriculture) to make stooks

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DutchEdit

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stook

  1. first-person singular present indicative of stoken
  2. imperative of stoken

ScotsEdit

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stook (plural stooks)

  1. sheaf, bundle (of straw)
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