Definitions of boards

  1. Planks; the covers of a book; the line over which a ship runs between tack and tack.

Usage examples for boards

  1. It was a corner house, flush upon the road, bare as a poverty of boards could make it, and brown with the weather. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. These boards have been washed with it many a time." – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. And while she sobbed she heard the blows upon the boards below. – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  4. There was nothing there before but the bare boards. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  5. In the winter we prefer the boards and the rich heavy binding, however light the tale may be; but in the summer, though the fiction be as grave and tragic as wandering love and bankruptcy, we would have it come to us lightly clad- out of stays, as it were. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  6. And having satisfied himself of these things he slid the boards back into their place. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  7. I locate some of my large duck- brooders a short distance apart out- of- doors, building a square pen in front of them, 8x12 feet, with boards a foot wide. – Natural and Artificial Duck Culture by James Rankin
  8. The king was sorry to lose entirely even the boards made out of his two favourite trees, nevertheless he could not refuse to use the means pointed out for his step- mother's perfect recovery. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  9. In Great Expectations Mr. Wopsle, who is a parish clerk by profession, had an ambition not only to tread the boards, but to start off as Hamlet. – Charles Dickens and Music by James T. Lightwood
  10. It is the recognized property of the man who sees it and boards it first. – Bobby of the Labrador by Dillon Wallace
  11. Those fence- boards are made of wood, and if the Woozy stands close to the fence and lets his eyes flash fire, they might set fire to the fence and burn it up. – The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  12. At night- time boards are placed indoors against the windows to protect them from the heat of the fire, but the cold in these regions is so intense that one ice window will generally last throughout the winter. – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt
  13. Now, between the slender columns, boards have been placed which shut out light and sun. – Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1 by Elise Whitlock Rose
  14. The Missionary Boards should keep in close touch and living communication with the missions which they support. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  15. Boards appeared as if by magic for her to stand on. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  16. The boards are then put on again higher up, and the process repeated until the walls have gained the desired height. – On the Pampas by G. A. Henty
  17. The second most necessary machine is for cutting boards. – Practical Bookbinding by Paul Adam
  18. But when the old woman went off, he calls presently for a carpenter to make the bed, which was accordingly done; but shortly after the honest man had a child died, whose coffin was made of the ends of those boards. – Miscellanies upon Various Subjects by John Aubrey
  19. We went right up to the loft, and a search was made, and the floor stamped upon, and the boards tapped. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn