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According to the "Rheinisches Wörterbuch", Stöz means "rubbish". Rhinian dialect would fit into a Böll story, and rubbish would IMHO make sense in the quoted phrases. This interpretation is even better backed by another quote from Böll's "Gruppenbild mit Dame": Lotte war der gleichen Meinung wie ich, daß das alles Stuß, bzw. in meiner Ausdrucksweise ...

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