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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
First recorded in 1545-55; stalk1 + -y1
Related forms
stalkily, adverb
stalkiness, noun
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  • stalky often visits the Infant, and has seen some odd things.

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  • stalky asked him how much leave he had, and he said "Six months."

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  • stalky tugged his moustache, and fell to thinking of his Sikhs.

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  • stalky was sitting bolt upright in bed, with his eyes round as quarters.

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  • Then McTurk turned on stalky and called him very evil names.

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  • stalky took the arm-chair and contemplated the scene with his blandest smile.

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  • I wasn't thinking of Clewer; I was thinking of—the other people, stalky.

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  • "Wonder how it feels—to be shot and all that," said stalky, as they splashed down a lane.

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  • But look here, stalky, what is the good o' sittin' under a hedge an' cattin'?

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  • Like many other leaders, stalky did not dwell on past defeats.

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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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