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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stick insect

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stick n.
 1. A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also, any stem or branch of a tree, of any size, cut for fuel or timber.
 Withered sticks to gather, which might serve
 Against a winter's day.   --Milton.
 2. Any long and comparatively slender piece of wood, whether in natural form or shaped with tools; a rod; a wand; a staff; as, the stick of a rocket; a walking stick.
 3. Anything shaped like a stick; as, a stick of wax.
 4. A derogatory expression for a person; one who is inert or stupid; as, an odd stick; a poor stick. [Colloq.]
 5. Print. A composing stick. See under Composing. It is usually a frame of metal, but for posters, handbills, etc., one made of wood is used.
 6. A thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.
 A stick of eels, twenty-five eels. [Prov. Eng.]
 Stick chimney, a chimney made of sticks laid crosswise, and cemented with clay or mud, as in some log houses. [U.S.]
 Stick insect, Zool., any one of various species of wingless orthopterous insects of the family Phasmidae, which have a long round body, resembling a stick in form and color, and long legs, which are often held rigidly in such positions as to make them resemble small twigs. They thus imitate the branches and twigs of the trees on which they live. The common American species is Diapheromera femorata. Some of the Asiatic species are more than a foot long.
 To cut one's stick, or To cut stick, to run away. [Slang] --De Quincey.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Walk·ing, a. & n. from Walk, v.
 Walking beam. See Beam, 10.
 Walking crane, a kind of traveling crane.  See under Crane.
 Walking fern. Bot. See Walking leaf, below.
 Walking fish Zool., any one of numerous species of Asiatic fishes of the genus Ophiocephalus, some of which, as Ophiocephalus marulius, become over four feet long.  They have a special cavity over the gills lined with a membrane adapted to retain moisture to aid in respiration, and are thus able to travel considerable distances over the land at night, whence the name.  They construct a curious nest for their young.  Called also langya.
 Walking gentleman Theater, an actor who usually fills subordinate parts which require a gentlemanly appearance but few words. [Cant]
 Walking lady Theater, an actress who usually fills such parts as require only a ladylike appearance on the stage. [Cant]
 Walking leaf. (a) Bot. A little American fern (Camptosorus rhizophyllus); -- so called because the fronds taper into slender prolongations which often root at the apex, thus producing new plants. (b) Zool. A leaf insect.  See under Leaf.
 Walking papers, or Walking ticket, an order to leave; dismissal, as from office; as, to get one's walking papers, i. e. to be dismissed or fired. [Colloq.] --Bartlett.
 Walking stick. (a) A stick or staff carried in the hand for hand for support or amusement when walking; a cane. (b) Zool. A stick insect; -- called also walking straw.  See Illust. of Stick insect, under Stick.
 Walking wheel Mach., a prime mover consisting of a wheel driven by the weight of men or animals walking either in it or on it; a treadwheel.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 stick insect
      n : any of various mostly tropical insects having long twiglike
          bodies [syn: walking stick, walkingstick]