In olden days a glimpse of stocking Was looked on as something shocking. But now,God knows, Anything goes.Cole Porter: 1934 'Anything Goes', from the show Anything Goes.
A nightcap decked his brows instead of bay,A cap by night — a stocking all the day!Oliver Goldsmith: Description of an Author's Bedchamber (1760).
Lost time was like a run in a stocking. It always got worse.anne morrow lindbergh: The Steep Ascent (1944)
Of course I'm following the Supreme Court nominations - I have a uterus! I'm stocking up - I got three abortions on the way here. . . I'm pro-choice. . .Commedienne Wanda Sykes, discussing the Senate confirmation hearings of nominee John G. Roberts on The Tonight Show (September 14, 2005).
Whether I'm a Super Bowl Champion or a regular guy stocking groceries at the Hy-Vee, sharing my faith and glorifying Jesus is the central focus of my time on this earth.kurt warner: Kurt Warner's Testimony. Eadshome.com (July 19, 2006). Retrieved on November 16, 2008.
A night-cap deck'd his brows instead of bay, A cap by night, a stocking all the day.Oliver Goldsmith, description of an Author's Bedchamber, in Citizen of the World, Letter 30. The Author's Club. (1760).
Aside from a couple of signature flourishes, there's nothing to mark Paycheck as the product of acclaimed action director John Woo. In fact, there's little about this movie that makes it worth anyone's time and money. With a script that waffles between being hilariously absurd and insultingly stupid, and action scenes that won't cause anyone's pulse to skip a beat, Paycheck is less appealing than a lump of coal in a Christmas stocking.james berardinelli: Review of Paycheck (2003)
Well I woke up this mornin' it was Christmas Day And the birds were singing the night away I saw my stocking lying on the chair Looked right to the bottom but you weren't thereadrian henri: "Adrian Henri's Talking After Christmas Blues", from The Mersey Sound (1967)
In olden days a glimpse of stocking Was looked on as something shocking But now, Heaven knows , Anything goes.Cole Porter: "Anything Goes"; there are also variants on this line which read "But now, God knows,
We all observe that the reality of sexual intercourse is far from perfect; yet this does not convince us that sex is a greatly overrated occupation. Every time a man glimpses a pretty girl pulling up her stocking, he catches a glimpse of what might be called the "primal sexual vision." It is unfortunate that there seems to be a certain disparity between this primal vision and most ordinary sexual experience. But it dances in front of us like a will-o'-the-wisp, luring us into tormented effort. It can lead novelists to write novels, poets to write poems, and musicians to write symphonies.colin wilson: p. 39 (The Misfits (1988))
Wack job in the back with a black stocking cap/Jacking off to a hockey mask in a boxing matcheminem: "Underground".
She…cast an eye over the contents of his cart, wondering whether this was totally random stuff…to perfect his Walmart shopper disguise: 5.56-millimeter cartridges, a water purification device, jerky, bug repellent, a camouflage hat. Freeze-dried meals. A roll of black plastic sheeting. Parachute cord. Batteries. A folding bucksaw. Camouflage binoculars.… It turned out that Sokolov really did want to buy all that stuff. Not because he envisioned any particular use for it. He just believed in stocking up on such things, on general principles, whenever an opportunity presented itself. He would fit in well here .neal stephenson: Day 20, Northern Idaho
I always thought a tinge of blue Improved a charming woman's stocking.Richard Monckton Milnes, Four Lovers, II. In Summer.
I'd like a stocking made for a giant, and a meeting house full of toys. Then I'd go out in a happy hunt, for the poor little girls and boys. Up the street and down the street, and across and over the town, I'd search and find them everyone, before the sun went down.Eugene Field in "A Christmas Wish".