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stump

1. the base part of a tree trunk left standing after the tree has been felled or has fallen
2. Cricket any of three upright wooden sticks that, with two bails laid across them, form a wicket (the stumps)
3. a short sharply-pointed stick of cork or rolled paper or leather, used in drawing and shading
4. on the stump Chiefly US and Canadian engaged in campaigning, esp by political speech-making

Stump

 

the part of an organ left after an amputation or operation (for example, stump of the stomach or uterus). The term is also applied to the remainder of a transected nerve or a removed appendix. It is most often used for the part left after the amputation of a limb.

After an amputation, some patients may have a false sensation (”phantom sensation”) of a nonexistent limb or part—for example, a hand or foot—or of pain in the limb (”phantom pains”). Diseases of the stump—such as wounds, fistulas, osteomyelitis, and eczema—require special treatment and sometimes a second amputation (reamputation). Defects of a stump that hinder the normal wearing of a prosthesis include too long or too short a stump, a conical stump, excess skin, contractures, and ankylosis. For a prosthesis to fit properly, the stump must be free of pain and have healthy skin and strong muscles, and the surviving joints must be able to move freely.


Stump

 

one of the basic tools in crayon drawing; it may also be used for drawings done in pencil, charcoal, or pastel. A stump is a short roll of paper or suede cut to a point and used to rub down the strokes of a drawing on paper, cardboard, or canvas. The tool produces shading effects.

stump

[stəmp]
(mining engineering)
A small pillar of coal left between the gangway or airway and the breasts to protect these passages; any small pillar.
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For larger trees you may need to hire a contractor who has a stump grinder that pulverises it to sawdust.
Bragg shuffled across his stumps and was out leg before to Harry Gurney for 30, before Rudolph, who faced 57 balls, hitting just the one four, nicked an outswinger from Brett Hutton to the stand in wicketkeeper Riki Wessels for 14.
Wound infections, bleeding, and intraabdominal abscess are short-term complications of appendectomy, while incisional hernia, bowel obstruction, and stump appendicitis (SA) are long-term complications (2).
If the stump is smaller and manageable, then you can use one of the stump removing liquids which are available at garden centres.
Jennifer Colby said she and Dakota, 12, were able to grab a hold of the stump, but the current swept Carson Colby downstream.
They concluded that the final diagnosis was prostatic STUMP with a feature of epithelial proliferation.
In the past, Dr Stump was an associate professor of medicine and biochemistry at the University of Vermont.
Fill in the area between the stump and the fence with the mulch, and pack it lightly with your foot or a piece of lumber until it's completely covered.
I followed Stump around to the other side and we started kicking at clumps of grass that might hide a small cadaver.
Alternatively you can treat the stump with chemicals which will rot the remainder of the tree over a period of time.
The etiology and pathogenesis of STUMP is unknown, and no confirmed risk factors have been identified.
below grade so you can pretty much grind away the stump.