sorry, Grantskat........... think pilgrims
Stocks are devices used since medieval times for public humiliation, corporal punishment, and torture. The stocks are similar to the pillory and the pranger. your head and hands are confined in the pillory and you are standing up........the stocks confine your ankles, and you are sitting down. (I think)
Walk with the person who's searching for truth........ run from the person who says they've found it !