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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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A psychiatrist who is being stalked may be able to assist a mentally ill stalker in a way that does not create a duty to treat and does not expose the psychiatrist to harm, such as contacting a mobile crisis intervention team, a mental health professional who recently treated the stalker, a family member of the stalker, or law enforcement personnel.
Dyer manufactures his own Zone, is a Stalker himself, and most frustrated at the crumbling world around it, which he has certain rules about to sustain his sanity.
Matt Stalker & Fables return to the stage, supporting Sharks Took The Rest, at The Sage Gateshead on April 20.
The research shows that stalkers escape long prison sentences until their obsessive behaviour escalates into violence or murder.
And Stalker added: "It is like being Steven Gerrard in the World Cup final; they (footballers) just have a lot more money.
TV profile: Det Supt Paul Gough and John Stalker with some evidence.
Growing numbers of men and women report being pursued by stalkers via cell phones, Internet services, GPS systems, wireless video cameras, and other technologies, according to law-enforcement agencies and victims' groups.
On my first day working for an older actress, she showed me the mug shot of her stalker, which she kept on her refrigerator.
Psychiatric management of a stalking case does not end with the stalker.
A source close to the model told The People: "The sheer persistency of the stalker has made life hell.
E-RING' IN, 'NIGHT STALKER' OUT: NBC has given a full-season order to the new drama ``E-Ring,'' while another new drama, ``Night Stalker,'' has been canceled by ABC after six airings.