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stumps

n. a person’s legs. You need good strong stumps to do that kind of climbing.
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References in classic literature ?
Moti Guj swang him up, and the two went to the coffe-clearing to look for difficult stumps.
Not, however, towards the 'shops' where cunning artificers work in pearls and diamonds and gold and silver, making their hands so rich, that the enriched water in which they wash them is bought for the refiners;--not towards these does Mr Wegg stump, but towards the poorer shops of small retail traders in commodities to eat and drink and keep folks warm, and of Italian frame-makers, and of barbers, and of brokers, and of dealers in dogs and singing-birds.
The sight of such an implement collected all the idle spectators to the spot, who, being mostly boys, filled the air with cries of exultation and delight The gun was pointed high, and Richard, holding a coal of fire in a pair of tongs, patiently took his seat on a stump, awaiting the appearance of a flock worthy of his notice.
Or I was attracted by the passage of wild pigeons from this wood to that, with a slight quivering winnowing sound and carrier haste; or from under a rotten stump my hoe turned up a sluggish portentous and outlandish spotted salamander, a trace of Egypt and the Nile, yet our contemporary.
Why, he took and dipped his hand in a rotten stump where the rain-water was.
You got to go all by yourself, to the middle of the woods, where you know there's a spunk-water stump, and just as it's midnight you back up against the stump and jam your hand in and say:
He turned his head and blinked at the men who shouted, at the same time wagging his stump of a tail good-naturedly.
He continued his plodding pursuit, though once, for the moment baffled, he came to a full stop and blinked at the men who looked on, at the same time wagging his stump of a tail as an expression of his willingness to fight.
To this Cherokee responded by vigorous wagging of the stump of his tail.
Cherokee wagged the stump of his tail in advertisement that he understood the meaning of the blows, but that he knew he was himself in the right and only doing his duty by keeping his grip.
To do this, drill several 20cm holes into the top of the stump and fill them with Epsom salts, then cover the stump with a tarpaulin.
Gurbani delivered three more scorchers on either side of Shorey's dismissal, all resulting in the stumps getting shattered.
The South African left-hander, who struck 29 sixes in the recent Royal London One Day competition, played every ball on its merit, and unlike his first innings dismissal, when he flashed at a ball outside the off stump and was caught at second slip, not once did he attempt to play at anything remotely wide of the stumps.
Within six months to a year, most stumps, regardless of species, will be easily workable.
Most people think it's anything that goes outside leg stump and doesn't make contact with bat or batsman.