The palm trees have gone, leaving a desolate wasteland of stumps reaching into the sky.
The one thing that both the state and the defense can agree upon here is that Pistorius was on his stumps during the shooting.
Dixon presented a photo in which he used an assistant to show that Stipp could not have seen Pistorius on his stumps.
Found on stumps and roots from September till the coming of frost.
stumps stood and decayed, just as they do in our forests to-day.
Many were the sermons he delivered to the cattle, stumps and trees, while going the rounds of his daily labor.
"I don't see how they can make fences of stumps," said Marco.
But each year antelope sheds the outer part—the point and sheath—of the horn, retaining the stubs or stumps which grow new horns.
The timbers are also, as a rule, very hard, and the stumps will not rot out.
She is a brig, as we discover by the stumps of her two masts, and we do not doubt the very vessel of which we have lately heard.
mid-14c., "remaining part of a severed arm or leg," from or cognate with Middle Low German stump (from adjective meaning "mutilated, blunt, dull"), Middle Dutch stomp "stump," from Proto-Germanic *stump- (cf. Old Norse stumpr, Old High German and German stumpf "stump," German Stummel "piece cut off"), perhaps related to the root of stub or stamp, but the connection in each case presents difficulties.
Earliest form of the word in English is a now-obsolete verb meaning "to stumble over a tree-stump or other obstacle," attested from mid-13c. Meaning "part of a tree trunk left in the ground after felling" is from mid-15c. Sense of "walk clumsily" is first recorded c.1600; that of "baffle" is first recorded 1807, perhaps in reference to plowing newly cleared land.
"to go on a speaking tour during a political campaign," 1838, American English, from phrase stump speech (1820), from stump (n.), large tree stumps being a natural perch for rural orators (this custom is attested from 1775).
The extremity of a limb left after amputation.
The pedicle remaining after removal of the tumor to which it was attached.
The legs: Everybody stir your stumps when Pa calls (1460+)
[first sense fr the notion of being blocked by stumps in one's way; second sense fr standing up on a stump to make a speech]