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  • n. Plural form of stumper.


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  • Of course, you have to put some "stumpers" in there (like uneaten food, tools, clothing, etc.) to keep things interesting.

    Home Ec 101

  • That was one of the stumpers in a recent Civics online survey.

    Kenneth C. Davis: A Right to Bare Arms? Arm Bears? The 2nd Amendment (Civics Primer #2)

  • I'm happy to report I did pretty well (I've been studying for that quiz for the last 20 years!), but there were a few stumpers I kicked myself about when the answer was revealed.

    BookExpo: New York Outside the Show

  • The list of nominations for 2009 was updated recently, including some books I really enjoy, some I really need to read, and some stumpers.

    Award season

  • I'm trying to draw you out on questions that shouldn't be stumpers for you - if they are, I give up - but you pout yourself out of the discussion.

    The Inerrancy of Ecclesiastes 9:2-6

  • Health care staff will reportedly be on hand to field stumpers, and the White House promises to follow up with some of the questions that they don't get to today.

    Obama to Field Internet Questions in Today's Health Care Townhall

  • The PAs are guaranteed to pick up within three rings and will research any question that can be answered by the web or phones, including stumpers like, "Call a research librarian and ask them to look up the opening sentence of every chapter in Robert A Heinlein's 'Starship Troopers'" or "Find me a restaurant in Tulsa that serves vegetarian food that can seat a party of 18 before 8: 30PM" and so on.

    Boing Boing

  • I think Wheel of Fortune ran out of actual recognizable phrases sometime around 1987, and it wouldn't be long before they just whipped out the Yellow Pages for stumpers like "130 Johnson Street" and "Manny's Plumbing."

    Joel Schwartzberg: Wheel of Misfortune: Memories of a Doomed Contestant

  • With its shameless photos of children hugging rabbits, goats and calves they will also dispatch and its celebrity stumpers, live animal charity Heifer International often gets a pass from donors and the press about its circular logic -- that the poor should raise animals with the resources they don't have.

    Solving Urban Poverty with 55 Gallon Drums of Fish--Another Heifer Success Story

  • Patti and I were big stumpers out on these college campuses.

    How We Did It


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