There are filmy ferns, and more jagged ferns, ferns which look like moss, and the stumpy Mexican tree fern, Cybotium scheidei, which never grows very tall.
Mrs. Bauer's stumpy frame is shaken by shuddering sobs and her little girl, hanging onto her skirt, looks up with a puckered face, ready to cry with her mother.
The scrawny, stumpy plants - in winter a mass of black aimless twigs with a few odd drops of white fiber still clinging to them - is hardly pure or virgin.
It is topped by a stumpy , Lego-like lighthouse where a keeper and his family lived until 1987, when they were replaced by a light bulb.
These days Satch luxuriates in his own back garden and gets plenty of exercise when the babies chase him, trying to grab hold of his stumpy but ever-wagging tail.
You have to try this, he said, pouring me a taste of the Scottish Hendrick's Gin from a cute, dark, stumpy little bottle I had actually been admiring, purely from a visual perspective, earlier.
But, to my surprise, there was my dog, wagging her stumpy little tail and walking over to greet me.
I'd pay to see that, though my legs were always too stumpy to make it up the Tower stairs.
Seabiscuit was a stumpy nag that looked set for the knackery until it was teamed with one-eyed jockey-cum-boxer Red Pollard.
His stumpy fingernails were painted with a shiny clear nail polish with sliver glitter in it…