tons, dozens, heaps, lots, piles, scores, stacks, loads, rafts, slews, wads, oodles, gobs, scads, lashings(noun)
a large number or amount
"made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"
storage space in a library consisting of an extensive arrangement of bookshelves where most of the books are stored
Stacks are a feature first found in Apple's operating system, Mac OS X v10.5 "Leopard". As the name implies, they "stack" files into a small organized folder on the Dock. At the WWDC07 Keynote Presentation, Steve Jobs stated that in Leopard, the user will be given a default stack called Downloads, in which all downloaded content will be placed. In the initial release of Leopard, Stacks could be shown two ways, in a "fan" or a "grid". With the release of the 10.5.2 update, a third "list" view was added. This list view allows folder icons to display their contents in pop-out side menus. Originally, if the fan view was too long to fit within the screen, it was automatically displayed as a grid. The user could also choose to have a fan stack always display as a grid, but they could not choose to make it fan out. After the update, the top item in the fan would allow the user to open the file in the Finder. The list view also shows an Options pop-out menu which, when opened, allows users to change the display method used by the Stack, the order items in the Stack are displayed, and the appearance of the Stack icon in the dock. These options are available in the other three methods by either right-clicking on the icon with the right button of a two-button mouse, or by holding down the Control key on the keyboard while simultaneously clicking with a one-button mouse. Holding down the primary mouse button will target the contextual menu as well.
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The numerical value of stacks in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of stacks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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This is the first time in the world we have seen underwater sea stacks. They don't last long due to erosion and according to all the textbooks they shouldn't be there.
It's very much an anti-big government, anti-Washington, strong libertarian tendencies. They've got a lot of conservative leaders come out of Alaska, i think it demographically really stacks up well for us.
Let's say a drug is very expensive and very effective and doesn't have many side effects, if you're a health plan and you are trying to decide whether to pay for the drug you want to know how it stacks up against others.
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