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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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Not a great review, that is not hitting the stumps 2.3 Malinga to Soumya Sarkar, no run, bouncer at the throat, does well to keep the bat down and get out of the way 2.5 Malinga to Mohammad Mithun, no run, outside edge as he squares him up.
Researchers decided to investigate how the nearby trees were keeping the tree stump alive by measuring water flow in both the stump and the surrounding trees belonging to the same species.
The stump was indeed taking water, and therefore nutrients, from the trees that surround it, evidenced by the water flow that increased as it reached the stump.
The recent cluster currently has had us stumped,' the director added.
There were several instances of bails refusing to drop at the Indian Premier League and 100mph former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar raged: "Today is the fifth instance of ball hitting the stumps and the bails not falling.
After the military insignia on MS Dhoni's wicketkeeping gloves created a furore, zing bails have now gone viral on social media with fans fuming and wondering about the immovability of the horizontal led bars placed on the stumps.
First he was judged to have inside edged Mitchell Starc to wicketkeeper Alex Carey, but upon review, the ball missed the bat and the noise that could be heard was the pill scraping Gayle's off stump.
Speaking to the Star on Wednesday, Wathuti said she decided to get all leads to where the tree stump was, just to get to the root cause of the problem.
In order to get the stump mics turned down, they innovatively indulged in some ambush marketing in the vicinity of the stumps mics.
Surgical exploration showed the residues of the suture material of the stump in the appendectomy site and a normal stump.
You will be left with a stump, and depending on the size of the tree, you can dig this out or use a stump grounder, which will reduce it to sawdust.
Replays showed a review - which Australia did not call for this time - would have saved him, with the ball pitching slightly outside leg stump.