1 Prissy picked lazily, spasmodically, complaining of her feet, her back, her internal miseries, her complete weariness, until her mother took a cotton stalk to her and whipped her until she screamed.
2 For as the mightiest elephant is but a terrier to Leviathan, so, compared with Leviathan's tail, his trunk is but the stalk of a lily.
3 They ain't dried fish, and they never grew on stalk or vine.
4 But in Black Hawk the scene of human life was spread out shrunken and pinched, frozen down to the bare stalk.
5 There was no wastage whatever; the hens and ducks with their sharp eyes had gathered up the very last stalk.
6 One day, as Mollie strolled blithely into the yard, flirting her long tail and chewing at a stalk of hay, Clover took her aside.
7 He could trace its shadow in the gloom, supply the smallest item of the outline, and note how stiff and solemn it seemed to stalk along.
8 He walked past the couch to the open window, and held up the drooping stalk of a moss-rose, looking down at the dainty blend of crimson and green.
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9 Freddy Malins also took a stalk of celery and ate it with his pudding.
10 The sudden flashes of colour reminded him of the gleam of the opal-and-iris-throated birds that flutter round the tall honeycombed Campanile, or stalk, with such stately grace, through the dim, dust-stained arcades.
11 Each stalk served as a perch for a grasshopper, which regaled the passers by through this Egyptian scene with its strident, monotonous note.
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12 She was twirling in her fingers the thin stalk of a wildflower, a light mantle had slipped down to her elbows, and the wide gray ribbons of her hat were clinging to her bosom.
13 Each student carried a stalk of sugar-cane with some open bolls of cotton fastened to the end of it.
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14 They slid on, in and out between the stalks, silver; pink; gold; splashed; streaked; pied.
15 The poor flowers hung over, limp on their stalks.