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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

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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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This report summarizes the results of the survey, which indicate that 15% of the women surveyed reported being stalked during their lifetime.
In compiling this data, the researchers distinguished between women who had been only stalked and those who had been both stalked and sexually assaulted.
Those persons who stalked men tended to be strangers or acquaintances, rather than intimates, such as former spouses, former boy or girlfriends, or former cohabiters.
People aged 18-24 were more likely to be stalked than older people.
Statistically, the most likely target for stalkers are 33-year-old women, with 86% of those who are stalked female.
They found up to 15% of adult women have been stalked, as against 2.2% of men.
And Janet, from Ayr, was stalked by a man later jailed for holding a knife to her throat.
Janet Beggan, 26, said: "The more people who back a change in the law Ihe safer women like me will be "The law must change before a woman is killed by one of these nutters " Janet, from Ayr, had a knife held to her throat by a man she said had stalked her for weeks
If you think you are being stalked, or you know someone who is, contact police on 101 or 999 if you are in immediate danger.
West Midlands Police lead for stalking Inspector Jenny Bean said: "We appreciate the distress unwanted, persistent attention can have on victims and anyone who feels they are being stalked or harassed should contact us so we can take action -- and I would encourage them to get in touch at an early stage as we recognise that stalking can escalate to physical assaults.