Stumpage to Styca
1. Timber in standing trees, often sold without the land at a fixed price per tree or per stump, the
stumps being counted when the land is cleared. [Local, U.S.]
Only trees above a certain size are allowed to be cut by loggers buying stumpage from the owners of
land.C. S. Sargent.
2. A tax on the amount of timber cut, regulated by the price of lumber. [Local, U.S.] The Nation.
1. One who stumps.
2. A boastful person. [Slang]
3. A puzzling or incredible story. [Slang, U.S.]
(Stump"i*ness) n. The state of being stumpy.
Stump-tailed lizard (Zoöl.), a singular Australian scincoid lizard (Trachydosaurus rugosus) having a
short, thick tail resembling its head in form; called also sleeping lizard.
(Stump"-tailed`) a. Having a short, thick tail.
1. Full of stumps; hard; strong.
2. Short and thick; stubby. [Colloq.] "A stumpy little man." J. C. Harris.
(Stun) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stunned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stunning.] [OE. stonien, stownien; either
fr. AS. stunian to resound (cf. D. stenen to groan, G. stöhnen, Icel. stynja, Gr. Skr. stan to thunder,
and E. thunder), or from the same source as E. astonish. &radic168.]
1. To make senseless or dizzy by violence; to render senseless by a blow, as on the head.
One hung a poleax at his saddlebow,Dryden.
And one a heavy mace to stun the foe.
2. To dull or deaden the sensibility of; to overcome; especially, to overpower one's sense of hearing.
And stunned him with the music of the spheres.Pope.
3. To astonish; to overpower; to bewilder.
William was quite stunned at my discourse.De Foe.
(Stun), n. The condition of being stunned.
(Stung) imp. & p. p. of Sting.
(Stunk) imp. & p. p. of Stink.
1. One who, or that which, stuns.
2. Something striking or amazing in quality; something of extraordinary excellence. [Slang] Thackeray.