black stump

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black stump

n
1. the black stump Austral an imaginary marker of the extent of civilization (esp in the phrase beyond the black stump)
2. NZ a long way off
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In the fall, they like oak trees and other hardwoods with big black stumps because the shade is more concentrated.
Drinking fluoridated water will do nothing to improve or remove the black stumps from children's mouths.
All games will be played with full coloured clothing, black stumps and pink balls.
The use of orange balls and black stumps also worked.
When he smiled half of his top teeth were missing, the rest were black stumps.
On a boar hunt in the Tehachapi Mountains of California, I sat in the back of an open Jeep bouncing slowly along the rutted trails and could easily tell the difference between a hog and the black stumps covering the burned-over hills at distances as far as a mile without ever needing to have the driver pause.
They sheer off and the sufferer is left with black stumps.
The cricket-mad keeper finally got rid of his green, brown and black stumps this week - another fortnight and I believe he'd have been legally entitled to wear dungarees and play the banjo - and splashed out pounds 1500 on a brand new set of pearly whites.
It prompted the players and officials to flee for the dressing room, with Warwickshire's England batsman Nick Knight hit as he made his pursuit from the crowds while the black stumps were stolen.
There will be black stumps and bails, the enhanced use of replay screens with more information and statistics, an on-pitch compere and the use of music during intervals and certain points of the games.