tree stump

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tree stump the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
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Usage

In literature:

Most of the other companies would mark a half dozen trees for their stumps.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
It is found growing abundantly on stumps of trees, appearing both in spring and autumn.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Marie was seated on the stump of a fallen tree when the hunter came up.
"Away in the Wilderness" by R.M. Ballantyne
Just look at these tree-stumps.
"The Coral Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
Ah-wow sat on the stump of an oak-tree, looking, to use a familiar, though incorrect expression, very blue indeed.
"The Golden Dream" by R.M. Ballantyne
From side to side their eyes roved, examining every tree and stump in sight.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
It is light but strong, and we can lasso a tree or stump up there with it.
"The Rover Boys on the Farm" by Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
The lake came up farther then, and the marsh was filled with water, and all covered round the edges with logs and tree stumps.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
A few rotting stumps by the roadside told where once the shady trees had been.
"More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme" by Ada M. Marzials
A few charred stumps rise out of the sand, pathetic remnants of the forest trees that were growing at the time of the first eruption.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
The diseased trees have been taken out, stumps killed, and bark burned.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
On the stump of an old thorn tree within the ruins sat the venerable figure of old Edie Ochiltree.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Our machetes hacked a trail, and at one point of it we crossed the stump of a tree that had been in its day of some size.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
He was so still that he looked almost like the stump of an old tree.
"The Adventures of Buster Bear" by Thornton W. Burgess
I also took the most courageous one and posed him on the stump of the tree.
"Ohio Arbor Day 1913: Arbor and Bird Day Manual" by Various
Every bush, stump, and tree was blackened.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Marian became tired, and sat down on the stump of a tree to rest.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
It was weary work winding in and out, in and out, among the trees and stumps.
"Captain Horace" by Sophie May
She had come suddenly to the stump of an old tree.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
When he had cut down all the trees and burned the underwood, the stumps still remained.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
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In poetry:

Sets neat prints into the snow
Between trees, and warily a lame
Shadow lags by stump and in hollow
Of a body that is bold to come
"The Thought-Fox" by Ted Hughes
Only here and there a clearing,
With its farm-house rude and new,
And tree-stumps, swart as Indians,
Where the scanty harvest grew.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Smoke from the pyramidal sawdust pile
Curls up, blue ghosts of trees, tarrying low
Where only chips and stumps are left to show
The solid proof of former domicile.
"Georgia Dusk" by Jean Toomer
The church bells were ringing, the devil sat singing
On the stump of a rotting old tree;
'Oh faith it grows cold, and the creeds they grow old,
And the world is nigh ready for me.'
"A Parable From Liebig" by Charles Kingsley
The Chaplain advances with reverent face,
Where lies a felled oak, he has chosen his place;
On the stump of an ash-tree the Bible he lays,
And they bow on the grass, as he solemnly prays.
"Beechenbrook - VII" by Margaret Junkin Preston
The very clouds foams atop White Cloud Mountain,
At its base the roar of battle quicken.
Withered trees and rotten stumps join in the fray.
A forest of rifles presses,
As the flying General descends from the skies.
"Against the Second" by Mao Zedong

In news:

(Tree stumps don't quite cut it for kebab vegetables, after all.
The tree stump at Belfast City Cemetery appears to show an image of Jesus Christ.
How to make a table from a tree stump .
Tree Stump Grinding of North Metro Atlanta.
Tree Stump Grinding of Lawrenceville Georgia.
Tim McCoy is Gwinnett's favorite tree stump removal expert.
Many have since been replaced with new trees, except for three stumps which were slated to be turned into sculptures.
Limbs must be less than 6 feet in length, while stumps and tree parts must weigh less than 75 pounds.
For areas where fire line construction and fire line improvement occurred along trails, they will ensure that "low stumping", cutting stumps as low to the ground as possible, and limbing of trees, is accomplished to meet those standards.
He mentioned that when his neighbor cut down a tree, he asked to inspect the stump and the root bulb.
All Phases of Tree Work Stump Grinding Emergency Storm Damage.
Tree removal, lot clearing, stump grinding.
Tree & Ornamental Care, Stump Removal .
Public works employees with have to remove the stumps before the city is able to plant new trees as planned.
All phases of tree work Specializing in removal & stump grind.
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