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,Addison.
He fords the ocean.
I forbear myself from entering the lists in which he has long stalked alone and unchallenged.Mericale.
(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, . . .Shak.
With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch.
The which with monstrous stalk behind him stepped.Spenser.
Stalked barnacle (Zoöl.), a goose barnacle, or anatifer; called also stalk barnacle. Stalked crinoid
(Zoöl.), any crinoid having a jointed stem.
(Stalked) a. Having a stalk or stem; borne upon a stem.
1. One who stalks.
2. A kind of fishing net.
Stalk-eyed crustaceans. (Zoöl.) See Podophthalmia.
(Stalk"-eyed`) a. (Zoöl.) Having the eyes raised on a stalk, or peduncle; opposed to sessile-
eyed. Said especially of podophthalmous crustaceans.
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.L'Estrange.
How much more abominable is it to make of him [Christ] and religion a stalking-horse, to get and enjoy
(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.Mortimer.
(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.]