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noun as in stem of plant

verb as in follow, creep up on

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Another client, Meadow Mushrooms, is making packaging from the stalks removed from mushrooms during processing.

A few miles down the road, a rusting old John Deere combine growled on through the flurries, its blade churning through dead-brown stalks of soybeans.

These grass-like plants will be 3 to 9 feet tall with an oval cross section to the lower stalk.

The most interesting thing is not that it’s almost spherical, but rather the beautiful cusplike feature where the stalk meets the fruit.

The system monitors grain as it’s collected and adjusts dozens of settings on the combine in real-time to maximize how much grain is chopped from each stalk and to minimize waste.

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At night jineteras stalk the promenade in search of tourists while a trumpet from a bench serenades the proceedings.

Murder, suicide, illness, old age: These deaths stalk us all, but in prison, they collect us so much more cheaply.

They go to Paris, but never leave the underground metro station, where they stalk the metro mall shops.

Famine will stalk the land and as many as seven million people will confront extreme food insecurity—in short, starvation.

More girls are reporting their boyfriends stalk them via text message or threaten to humiliate them with social media.

The flowers grow in clusters from the extremities of the stalk; they are yellow externally and of a delicate red within.

When a leaf is so young that it wraps itself around the main stalk it's useless to try to turn it over.

At last the Queen, whose mouth was now quite filled with bits of the mullen-stalk, mumbled, "Get to the point."

Why should they not dawdle at their labor sitting upon the fence in endless colloquy while the harvest rots upon the stalk?

I wonder if that square-jawed devil has got a glimpse of us and is trying a lone-handed stalk himself?


On this page you'll find 79 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stalk, such as: trunk, twig, axis, bent, helm, and pedicel.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.