Stalked barnacle(Zoöl.), a goose barnacle, or anatifer; — called also stalk barnacle.Stalked crinoid (Zoöl.), any crinoid having a jointed stem.

(Stalk"er) n.

1. One who stalks.

2. A kind of fishing net.

(Stalk"-eyed`) a. (Zoöl.) Having the eyes raised on a stalk, or peduncle; — opposed to sessile- eyed. Said especially of podophthalmous crustaceans.

Stalk-eyed crustaceans. (Zoöl.) See Podophthalmia.

(Stalk"ing-horse) n.

1. A horse, or a figure resembling a horse, behind which a hunter conceals himself from the game he is aiming to kill.

2. Fig.: Something used to cover up a secret project; a mask; a pretense.

Hypocrisy is the devil's stalking-horse under an affectation of simplicity and religion.

How much more abominable is it to make of him [Christ] and religion a stalking-horse, to get and enjoy the world!

(Stalk"less), a. Having no stalk.

(Stalk"y) a. Hard as a stalk; resembling a stalk.

At the top [it] bears a great stalky head.

(Stall) n. [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. &radic163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

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.

Then stalking through the deep,
He fords the ocean.

I forbear myself from entering the lists in which he has long stalked alone and unchallenged.

(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.

(Stalk), n. A high, proud, stately step or walk.

Thus twice before, . . .
With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch.

The which with monstrous stalk behind him stepped.

(Stalked) a. Having a stalk or stem; borne upon a stem.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter/page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
See our FAQ for more details.