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stalky

[staw-kee] /ˈstɔ ki/
adjective, stalkier, stalkiest.
1.
abounding in stalks.
2.
stalklike; long and slender.
Origin of stalky
1545-1555
1545-55; stalk1 + -y1
Related forms
stalkily, adverb
stalkiness, noun
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  • "And this was the house," stalky changed from a pecking, fluttering voice to tragic earnestness.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling
  • stalky often visits the Infant, and has seen some odd things.

    Actions and Reactions Rudyard Kipling
  • Crusoe, at sight of the footprint, did not act more swiftly than stalky.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling
  • stalky asked him how much leave he had, and he said "Six months."

    Actions and Reactions Rudyard Kipling
  • stalky, in an upper form-room, had gathered himself allies against vengeance.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling
  • stalky was sitting bolt upright in bed, with his eyes round as quarters.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • But stalky and his allies had long out-lived these manifestations of youth.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling
  • stalky put his chin on his hands and regarded the victim with deep delight.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling
  • "Poachers simly," stalky replied in the broad Devon that was the boy's langue de guerre.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling
  • "'Take not out your 'ounds on a werry windy day,'" stalky struck in.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for stalky

stalky

/ˈstɔːkɪ/
adjective stalkier, stalkiest
1.
like a stalk; slender and tall
2.
having or abounding in stalks
Derived Forms
stalkily, adverb
stalkiness, noun
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