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stalk


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stalk  \Stalk\,  n. 
  The  act  or  process  of  stalking. 
 
  When  the  stalk  was  over  (the  antelope  took  alarm  and 
  ran  off  before  I  was  within  rifle  shot)  I  came  back 
  --T. 
  Roosevelt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stalk  \Stalk\,  v.  t. 
  To  approach  under  cover  of  a  screen,  or  by  stealth,  for  the 
  purpose  of  killing,  as  game. 
 
  As  for  shooting  a  man  from  behind  a  wall,  it  is  cruelly 
  like  to  stalking  a  deer.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stalk  \Stalk\,  n. 
  A  high,  proud,  stately  step  or  walk. 
 
  Thus  twice  before  .  .  .  With  martial  stalk  hath  he 
  gone  by  our  watch.  --Shak. 
 
  The  which  with  monstrous  stalk  behind  him  stepped. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stalk  \Stalk\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stalked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Stalking}.]  [AS.  st[ae]lcan,  stealcian  to  go  slowly;  cf 
  stels  high,  elevated,  Dan.  stalke  to  stalk;  probably  akin  to 
  1st  stalk.] 
  1.  To  walk  slowly  and  cautiously;  to  walk  in  a  stealthy, 
  noiseless  manner;  --  sometimes  used  with  a  reflexive 
  pronoun.  --Shak. 
 
  Into  the  chamber  he  stalked  him  full  still 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  [Bertran]  stalks  close  behind  her  like  a  witch's 
  fiend,  Pressing  to  be  employed.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  walk  behind  something  as  a  screen,  for  the  purpose  of 
  approaching  game;  to  proceed  under  clover. 
 
  The  king  .  .  .  crept  under  the  shoulder  of  his  led 
  horse;  .  .  .  ``I  must  stalk,''  said  he  --Bacon. 
 
  One  underneath  his  horse,  to  get  a  shoot  doth  stalk. 
  --Drayton. 
 
  3.  To  walk  with  high  and  proud  steps;  usually  implying  the 
  affectation  of  dignity,  and  indicating  dislike.  The  word 
  is  used  however,  especially  by  the  poets,  to  express 
  dignity  of  step. 
 
  With  manly  mien  he  stalked  along  the  ground. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Then  stalking  through  the  deep,  He  fords  the  ocean. 
  --Addison. 
 
  I  forbear  myself  from  entering  the  lists  in  which  he 
  has  long  stalked  alone  and  unchallenged.  --Mericale. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stalk  \Stalk\,  n.  [OE.  stalke,  fr  AS  st[ae]l,  stel,  a  stalk. 
  See  {Stale}  a  handle,  {Stall}.] 
  1.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  stem  or  main  axis  of  a  plant;  as  a  stalk  of 
  wheat,  rye,  or  oats;  the  stalks  of  maize  or  hemp. 
  b  The  petiole,  pedicel,  or  peduncle,  of  a  plant. 
 
  2.  That  which  resembes  the  stalk  of  a  plant,  as  the  stem  of  a 
  quill.  --Grew. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  An  ornament  in  the  Corinthian  capital  resembling 
  the  stalk  of  a  plant,  from  which  the  volutes  and  helices 
  spring. 
 
  4.  One  of  the  two  upright  pieces  of  a  ladder.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  climd  by  the  rungs  and  the  stalks.  --Chaucer. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  stem  or  peduncle,  as  of  certain  barnacles  and 
  crinoids. 
  b  The  narrow  basal  portion  of  the  abdomen  of  a 
  hymenopterous  insect. 
  c  The  peduncle  of  the  eyes  of  decapod  crustaceans. 
 
  6.  (Founding)  An  iron  bar  with  projections  inserted  in  a  core 
  to  strengthen  it  a  core  arbor. 
 
  {Stalk  borer}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  larva  of  a  noctuid  moth 
  ({Gortyna  nitela}),  which  bores  in  the  stalks  of  the 
  raspberry,  strawberry,  tomato,  asters,  and  many  other 
  garden  plants,  often  doing  much  injury. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stalk 
  n  1:  material  consisting  of  seed  coverings  and  small  pieces  of 
  stem  or  leaves  that  have  been  separated  from  the  seeds 
  [syn:  {chaff},  {husk},  {shuck},  {straw},  {stubble}] 
  2:  a  slender  or  elongated  structure  that  supports  a  plant  or 
  fungus  or  a  plant  part  or  plant  organ  [syn:  {stem}] 
  3:  a  hunt  for  game  carried  on  by  stalking  or  waiting  in  ambush 
  [syn:  {stalking},  {still  hunt}] 
  4:  the  act  of  following  prey  stealthily  [syn:  {stalking}] 
  5:  a  stiff  or  threatening  gait  [syn:  {angry  walk}] 
  v  1:  walk  stiffly 
  2:  recur  constantly  and  spontaneously  to  [syn:  {haunt}] 




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