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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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Both the shearing stress and specific shearing energy were found to be higher along the bottom section of the stalks due to the structural heterogeneity.
Trim the bottoms of the celery stalks so that they're the same length.
A run of hot weather can result in stalks that taste bitter, or are hollow and tough.
Several years ago I was on two stalks that ended in marathon waits.
Tyagi and Lai, 2007) reported that the weight of millable stalks was the most important character with the highest direct effect on sugarcane yield followed by stalk height, number of millable stalks and stalk thickness.
If grown in moist garden soil, stalk celery can be handled as a cut-and-come-again crop--just harvest a few outer stalks at a time.
Woman stalks, assaults former professor (2009, June 16) Fox Chicago News.
The distribution of progeny values for frequency of completely active regions on the main stalk was skewed toward a lower percentage of completely active main stalks.
Number of stalks per plant, stalk diameter, and stalk length accounted for almost all of the variation in plant weight as indicated by the coefficient of determination.
We planted small grain around the hemp so that we could get into the field with the reaper without knocking down any (hemp) stalks.
1 pound bok choy, stalks and leaves separated and cut into 1/4-inch slices