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stalk

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1. the main stem of a herbaceous plant
2. any of various subsidiary plant stems, such as a leafstalk (petiole) or flower stalk (peduncle)
3. a slender supporting structure in animals such as crinoids and certain protozoans, coelenterates, and barnacles

stalk

2
the act of stalking

cauliculus, caulicole

Any one of the ornamental stalks rising between the leaves of a Corinthian or Composite capital, from which the volutes spring.
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Some have lost jobs, had to move house, or feel unable to go out socially as a result of being stalked.
But the study finds that the adverse impact of stalking on mental health is even more pronounced for women who are older when they are first stalked.
4% of the participants reported being stalked by a student.
2 percent of men were judged to have been stalked in their lifetime, compared to 23.
2 : to hunt slowly and quietly <A cat stalked the bird.
Chris said: "The joy of the job is taking someone out who has never stalked before, letting them see deer in the wild for the first time and then seeing the satisfaction of their first kill.
Data from a 2005 CDC study indicated that approximately 7 million women and 2 million men in the United States had been stalked at some time during their lifetime (I).
The authors interviewed 62 women who have been stalked by violent partners, many of them for years, to describe their daily lives and the critical cultural and community factors that could alleviate or prevent the incidence of stalking.
The results of a random-digit-dial telephone survey of more than 9,600 adults show that about 10 million adults in the United States report having been stalked at some point in their lifetime.
Home Office statistics showed that 9% - one in 11 - of both women and men had been stalked in the previous 12 months.