School of Stoics. See The Porch, under Porch.

(Sto"ic Sto"ic*al) a. [L. stoicus, Gr. : cf. F. stoïque. See Stoic, n.]

1. Of or pertaining to the Stoics; resembling the Stoics or their doctrines.

2. Not affected by passion; manifesting indifference to pleasure or pain.Sto"ic*al*ly, adv.Sto"ic*al*ness, n.

(Stoi`chi*o*log"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to stoichiology.

(Stoi`chi*ol"o*gy) n. [Gr. a first element + -logy.] [Written also stœchiology.]

1. That part of the science of physiology which treats of the elements, or principles, composing animal tissues.

(Stock"man) n.; pl. Stockmen A herdsman; a ranchman; one owning, or having charge of, herds of live stock. [Australia & U.S.] W. Howitt.

(Stock"-still`) a. [CF. G. stock- still.] Still as a stock, or fixed post; perfectly still.

His whole work stands stock-still.

(Stock"work`) n. [G. stockwerk.]

1. (Mining) A system of working in ore, etc., when it lies not in strata or veins, but in solid masses, so as to be worked in chambers or stories.

2. (Geol.) A metalliferous deposit characterized by the impregnation of the mass of rock with many small veins or nests irregularly grouped. This kind of deposit is especially common with tin ore. Such deposits are worked in floors or stories.

(Stock"y) a. [From Stock.]

1. Short and thick; thick rather than tall or corpulent. Addison.

Stocky, twisted, hunchback stems.
Mrs. H. H. Jackson.

2. Headstrong. [Prov. Eng.] G. Eliot.

(Stodg"y) a. Wet. [Prov. Eng.] G. Eliot.

(Stœch`i*ol"o*gy) n., Stœchiometry
(Stœch`i*om"e*try) n., etc. See Stoichiology, Stoichiometry, etc.

(Sto"ic) n. [L. stoicus, Gr. fr. adj., literally, of or pertaining to a colonnade, from a roofed colonnade, a porch, especially, a porch in Athens where Zeno and his successors taught.]

1. A disciple of the philosopher Zeno; one of a Greek sect which held that men should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity, by which all things are governed.

2. Hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain.

A Stoic of the woods, a man without a tear.

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