(n.) = stem ; stalk ; spur ; green shoot ; shoot. Ex: The disease symptoms observed were general plant and leaf stunting, leaf chlorosis, leaf and stem necrosis and plant death. Ex: Printing types are representations in reverse of letters of the alphabet, cast in relief on the ends of rectangular lead-alloy stalks about 24 mm. high. Ex: Cherry trees in general produce the fruit upon small spurs, from half an inch to two inches in length, which proceed from the sides and ends of the branches. Ex: The global outbreak of swine flu has spread fear through the travel sector, blighting any green shoots of recovery from the financial crisis. Ex: This study indicates the need of fungicides/bactericides as adjuvants in tissue culture medium for obtaining sterile and viable shoots. ---- * con tallo largo y delgado = leggy [leggier -comp., leggiest -comp]. * con tallo largo y enjuto = leggy [leggier -comp., leggiest -comp]. * tallo cerebral = brainstem. * tallo de espárrago = spear of asparagus ; asparagus spear. * tallo encefálico = brainstem. (v.) = carve ; cut ; carve out ; hew ; chisel. Ex: What the presidency needs is a job description; not one carved in a tablet of stone and certainly not one which would form all future presidents in the same sanitised mould. Ex: Fraktur, cut with a contrived formality that belied its cursive origins, became the most successful of all the gothic types, surviving as a book face in Germany until the mid twentieth century. Ex: In consequence, deafened people have to carve out a sense of identity by developing associations & communicative strategies. Ex: Oak was shaped by splitting with wooden wedges, and by hewing with axes or adzes. Ex: It was a huge space with hundreds of workers, some digging ditches, some mixing cement, some laying bricks and one chiseling a piece of marble into a statue. ---- * cuchillo de tallar = wood carving knife. * cuchillo para tallar = wood carving knife. * diamante sin tallar = uncut diamond. * tallar con una navaja = whittle.