tree stump

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Noun1.tree stump - the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felledtree stump - the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
stool - (forestry) the stump of a tree that has been felled or headed for the production of saplings
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While I was stooping over a group of hollyhocks planted on the top of the only thing in the shape of a hill the garden possesses, the April baby, who had been sitting pensive on a tree stump close by, got up suddenly and began to run aimlessly about, shrieking and wringing her hands with every symptom of terror.
In the midst of the outspread line of Cossacks two wagons, drawn by French horses and by saddled Cossack horses that had been hitched on in front, rumbled over the tree stumps and branches and splashed through the water that lay in the ruts.
But, at last, above the subsiding red of the fire, above the streaming masses of black smoke and the whitening and blackening tree stumps, and the diminishing numbers of these dim creatures, came the white light of the day.
What with the steepness of the incline, the thick tree stumps, and the soft sand, he and his crutch were as helpless as a ship in stays.
A large tree stump that became impaled on the SUV's passenger side stopped the vehicle from moving any farther toward a nearby house, Springfield police Lt.
Caretaker Matthieu appears to be sad as he sits on a tree stump - until Matabishi slides up beside him.
Strand a fish on a tree stump, and neither swims away.
Tenders are invited for Work shall include pruning and removal of trees; clearing, hauling, grinding of tree stump, and disposal of tree debris located within the street right-of-ways, parks, and other properties.
get a low view and I am very pleased with how He captured the image last February of the red squirrel just as it stood upright, seemingly leaning against a tree stump.
Major Mace and wife Sue began the project, in Vale Park, New Brighton, two months ago with a tree stump, some driftwood left over from the Black Pearl and a bit of decking.
He was still there in the afternoon, working on the tree stump with his power tool set at an unusual angle.
AN OUTDOOR classroom with tree stump stools was due for a facelift after a cash injection.