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stump

slang One's leg. Usually used in plural constructions. A: "Wow, look at the stumps on her!" B: "Dude, don't be so disrespectful." My stump was swollen to grotesque proportions from the snake bite.

stumps

n. a person’s legs. You need good strong stumps to do that kind of climbing.
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But this goes through and hits leg stump anyway, possibly off the inside edge on the way Soumya Sarkar b Malinga 15 (22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.18 8.4 Malinga to Mahmudullah, no run, past the outside edge.
Within a shrouded New Zealand forest, a tree stump keeps itself alive by holding onto the roots of its neighboring trees, exchanging water and resources through the grafted root system.
As luck would have it however, scientists were able to find the tree stump in question during a hike in New Zealand's Waitakere rainforest ranges.
KARACHI -- The manufactures of the flashing Zing-bails have admitted that recent events of bails not coming off the stump's groove have come as a surprise and they are looking into the reasons to make amends.
"We were on the right end of it today, but it's a bit unfair at times isn't it?" said Finch, after the World Cup's fifth incident where the stumps have been struck but the bails have not fallen.
India skipper Virat Kohli, whose polished 81 built on man-of-the-match Shikhar Dhawan's sparkling 117 off 109 balls, said: "The technology is great but you have to smash the stumps really hard.
Five times since the tournament commenced a bowler has hit the stumps and the electronic 'zing' bails have lit up but stayed firmly in place.
The Law 29.1.2 states: "The disturbance of a bail, whether temporary or not, shall not constitute its complete removal from the top of the stumps."
Bowling from around the wicket, the Aussie all-rounder struck Holder on the pad but on that occasion Hawkeye said the ball had pitched outside leg stump and the skipper was allowed to remain at the crease.
Adnan Bhatti was 23 not out while Mohammad Usman remained unbeaten on 23 at stumps.
Left-arm spinner Liam Dawson sent in-form Johnson Charles back home with by thrashing the stumps.
In order to get the stump mics turned down, they innovatively indulged in some ambush marketing in the vicinity of the stumps mics.
It neither turned nor bounced, instead clattering into the batsman's middle stump. Nicholls' dismissal was even softer, with the left-hander sweeping all around a Yasir googly, managing only to catch an edge that dragged it back into the stumps.
Abbas struck Mitchell Marsh's bent back knee in his next over, and a review revealed it would have hit the stumps. His next over produced two further wickets, Finch the first victim, before perhaps the best one of the lot.
Q IS it necessary to remove a tree stump? Jack Entwistle, via email AWHILE a stump could be used to support a climber, it is best to remove them as stumps can foster root diseases such as honey fungus.