a coastal stump is a rock that has been washed through the middle and left a stump Answer: A coastal stump is a pillar of rock which exists offshore from a cliff at the s…easide. It is awash at any but low tide. A stump is the result of the erosion of a pillar, a column of rock that is visible at all tides and protrudes from the ocean surface. A pillar is in turn the result of the collapse of an arch, a part of the cliff that has worn through creating a column of rock still attached to the cliff by a ribbon of rock above the surface of the water. (MORE)
First and foremost, obtain a burning permit from your localmunicipality(this will ensure that it is legal to burn in yourarea) As for the burning itself. The safest way is to …obtain a 55gallon drum and remove the top and bottom. This will ensurecontainment of the fire. When it comes to the actual fire, thereare many theories. I can only attest to what has worked for me. Ido not use any chemicals or petroleum products. (I live on awaterway) I use seasoned wood and pack it into the drum and lightlike a camp fire. For a stump approx. 24 inches in diameter ittakes about 2-3 days. The drum being around it allows me to leavethe fire and stump and get some sleep. There are people that will drill holes in the stump and fill withdiesel, kerosene, or saltpeter(sodium nitrate), then burn. I cannotattest to this method due to my land being on a waterway. But inconclusion remember to make sure it is legal in your area, and thatyou are safe in your containment of the fire. .
Burning a stump rarely works. The dirt surrounding the roots andstump prevent a complete burn. The most effective removal is stumpgrinding. In most cases you can have it done for less than rentinga machine. (MORE)
An old timer from Alabama told me in detail about making "stump water" as he called it. It was moonshine that they literally fermented in an old hollow log. The process also i…nvolved manure and corn. My sense of it was that this was a sort of whiskey. (MORE)
If you are referring to the thumb-like stumps on the "hands" than that is an evolution of what was probably thumbs. AS the years went by they probably ended up not really usin…g the extra finger or thumb, which later lead to evolution. Pretty cool huh? If you are referring to a stump where a leg should be, i would say birth defect or an accident that could have happened just about anywhere. Hope i helped and sorry if not! (MORE)