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  • adj. Resembling a stalk.


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stalk +‎ -like


  • It was so cold that when Nelly looked down at the ant army, even the insects seemed to be shivering on their stalklike legs.

    Among the Ghosts

  • It was a homely little dog, with eyes and ears way too big for its heart-shaped face, stalklike legs, and a long, bedraggled tail.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • Her husband did not venture forth from his interior world, his head trembling on its stalklike neck.


  • As its name would imply, the pineal looks like a miniature pine cone sitting in the middle of the brain atop a stalklike appendage.

    LSD and the Third Eye

  • The polyps are stalklike forms that attach to a surface (usually ocean bottom) by means of rootlike filaments.


  • But, as many critics have pointed out, even a quick glance through the first book yields any number of images that show how far Baum fell short of his professed goal: the Kalidahs, “beasts with bodies like bears and heads like tigers” who nearly slash Dorothy and her friends apart before they are “dashed to pieces on the sharp rocks,”11 the armless Hammerheads, who butt people with heads that shoot out on stalklike necks, or the melting Wicked Witch falling down in a “brown, shapeless mass” and spreading over the floor.

    Hard Road


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