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1‘a stack of boxes’
heap, pile, mound, mountain, pyramid, mass, store, stockpile, hoard, load, tower, drift, clamp, hack
North American cold deck
Northern English Scottish Irish rickle
2‘a good stack of hay’
haystack, rick, hayrick, stook, mow, haymow, barleymow
rare ruck, shock, cock
3‘there's a stack of cinemas in Leicester Square’
a great deal, a lot, a great amount, a large amount, a large quantity, quantities, plenty, abundance, superabundance, plethora, cornucopia, a wealth, profusion, a mountain, reams
informal lots, load, loads, heap, heaps, mass, masses, pile, piles, ocean, oceans, oodles, ton, tons
British informal lashings, shedload
North American informal slew, gobs, scads
Australian NZ informal swag
vulgar slang shitload
North American vulgar slang assload
4‘the main stack belches out clouds of black smoke’
chimney, factory chimney, chimney stack, smokestack, funnel, exhaust pipe
5‘Devil's Chimney is actually a sea stack’
tor, dome, plug, stalagmite
1‘Shirley began to stack the plates’
make a heap of, make a pile of, make a stack of
assemble, put together, collect, hoard, store, stockpile
2‘he spent most of the time stacking shelves’
load, lade, pack, charge, stuff, cram
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