from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled


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  • It was said that Eleanor Weaver could take an old tree stump and make it taste like sweet rabbit stew.

    Seventh Son

  • The men had been taking Vorn along with them to the practice field occasionally since he was five, but most of the time he practiced with his miniature spear, jabbing it into the soft earth or a rotten tree stump to get the feel of handling the weapon.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • It licked the bark of Lisana's tree stump longingly.

    Renegade's Magic

  • Tearing through a barren field, the Cessna plowed through a ditch, then skidded through some saplings, and finally hit a large tree stump and slid to a halt on Greensburg Road, about nine hundred feet from the runway.

    The Greatest Game

  • When he had climbed down and begun walking again, every tree stump seemed to take on the shape of a lurker in the dark, and he once pulled his pistol on a scraggly myrtle bush that looked like a big-hatted fatman.

    Cold Mountain

  • That was the only way to describe the phenomenon; one moment Darian was alone, sitting on a section of a tree stump outside the shed that held all the Vale's tack, the next moment there was a short, skinny lizard standing at his elbow.

    Elephant in the City


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