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Stalky

with his two friends, devises ingenious pranks that make life miserable for the masters of the school. [Br. Lit.: Kipling Stalky and Company]
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Recently it was discovered that volatile thiols contribute to the "green" odors in wine such as green pepper and stalky attributes generally assumed contributed only by methoxypyrazines (another aroma group significantly adding to Sauvignon Blanc flavor).
Stalky Stuff: Options include the thin, wispy bulrush (aka "buggy whip"); sprawling stands of Kissimmee grass (ranging from crisp green to golden brown) and the lush, green maidencane resembling terrestrial grass.
That green, stalky scent is almost overpowering - I always think it's a shame no-one's distilled that essence, because it's almost better than the tomatoes themselves.
He was a tall, stalky man with an oblong head who taught us who we are by showing us who we are not, and he was the odd, misshapen, and perhaps misunderstood "croquet" who will certainly be missed.
Well, none of that today, Jose, and not anytime soon, either, probably never again, Taylor suspected as she gauzily gazed out over the stalky fields of the farm, gazing past the barn where her brother had put up the Confederate flag on their first day here in the North.
Root vegetables as well as "stalky" and low-fruiting garden plants are especially at risk.
Russell's paper on the comedic character Pippi Longstocking, created in 1945 by Astrid Lindgren, labels her a female "bad boy" akin to the main characters in Rudyard Kipling's Stalky & Co.
Admittedly, not all of them welcome - like the stalky bloke who took loads of photos of Boris scavenging under the stalls of a local foodie festival, then asked if I'd like to come back and see them (along with his collection of nail clippings, no doubt).
Incredible flowers (tulips, roses, something bright orange, long stalky things of white clusters) shaking in wind with paper-on-paper sound.
The chief points of Kipling's picture of the Indian, according to Eric Stalky, are "a loyal and devoted servant (Gunga Din); a brave soldier in some races, unreasoning and easily aroused by propaganda.
Strip out the price tag - which may cloud or enhance any enjoyment - its nose is stunning with huge aromas of stalky blackcurrant and chocolate.