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stalk

1
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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Whereupon, leaving Jerry on deck to stalk the wild-dog, Captain Van Horn went below into the tiny stateroom and took a long drink from the very bottle from which Borckman was stealing.
The day passed slowly, and with the evening came the little mouse and said, 'Now there is not a single stalk of corn left in any field; they are all collected in one big heap on the hill out there.'
For in a heap higher than the King's palace lay all the grain of the country, and not a single stalk of corn had been left behind in any of the fields.
Swiftly he hurried forward until he moved almost above the unconscious black--stalking him as Sheeta, the panther, stalked his prey, as the boy had seen Sheeta do on many occasions.
As he stalked the unconscious man, new thoughts presented themselves to the ape-man--thoughts born of the refining influences of civilization, and of its cruelties.
Calmly turning his back upon young dog and shin-bone, as though both were beneath his notice and unworthy of his consideration, he stalked grandly away.
Having a successful machine to embed cotton stalks for one-pass residue management is significant beyond reducing production costs and improving operation scheduling.
Then off through the forest of stalks it goes--a stalk walker in action!
They are supported by succulent red or green stalks, forming a striking, mound-shaped plant 3 to 4 feet high.
A simple shift in the wind, a common occurrence where a lot of stalks happen, can betray your presence.
Stalks remain on farm after harvesting cotton lint in months October and November.
Dairy farmers from Bomet have been warned against feeding their animals with green maize stalks as they are high in nitrates that can cause death.