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Definitions of lumber

  1. an implement used in baseball by the batter
  2. cut lumber, as in woods and forests
  3. move heavily or clumsily; " The heavy man lumbered across the room"
  4. the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  5. A pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn.
  6. Old or refuse household stuff; things cumbrous, or bulky and useless, or of small value.
  7. Timber sawed or split into the form of beams, joists, boards, planks, staves, hoops, etc.; esp., that which is smaller than heavy timber.
  8. To heap together in disorder.
  9. To fill or encumber with lumber; as, to lumber up a room.
  10. To move heavily, as if burdened.
  11. To make a sound as if moving heavily or clumsily; to rumble.
  12. To cut logs in the forest, or prepare timber for market.
  13. Rubbish; forest timber sawed for market.
  14. To fill with rubbish; heap together in disorder.
  15. To cut down timber and prepare it for market; to move or roll heavily along.
  16. Anything cumbersome or useless: timber sawed or split for use.
  17. To fill with lumber: to heap together in confusion.
  18. To move heavily and laboriously.
  19. Things useless and cumbrous; sawed timber.
  20. To fill with lumber.
  21. To move cumbrously.
  22. To fill with or deal in lumber; encumber; heap in disorder.
  23. To move heavily; rumble.
  24. Timber sawed into merchantable form, especially boards; also, rubbish.
  25. Anything useless and cumbersome; timber sawn or split for use.
  26. To heap together; to fill with lumber.
  27. To move heavily; to make a rumbling noise; to cut timber for market. See Lumber- room. Lumber- dealer, a timber- merchant.
  28. Whatever causes to stumble; that which offers an impediment to free motion; anything nearly useless and cumbersome; bulky things thrown aside; timber sawn or split for use.
  29. To heap together in disorder; to move heavily and laboriously; in Canada, to cut timber for market.
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Quotes of lumber

  1. A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day. – Jim Bishop
  2. Our ties are deep and long -standing. We are dependent on each other. And no matter what the issue of the day, whether it be softwood lumber whether it be a war in Iraq, we need to continue to work together. – Paul Cellucci
  3. A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber -room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it. – Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. I work very hard on the writing, writing and rewriting and trying to weed out the lumber – David McCullough
  5. The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head. – Alexander Pope
  6. In externals we advance with lightening express speed, in modes of thought and sympathy we lumber on in stage -coach fashion. – Frances E. Willard

Usage examples for lumber

  1. They could hardly get their lumber out, and there are very few people to sell it to if they put up a mill. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  2. I met Jim," added her father, speaking now to Kate, " over in the lumber yard this morning. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  3. I have been in the lumber room since, but not in the other. – The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
  4. Lola was leading him to tell of some of his adventures in the lumber camps of Northern Michigan, and incidentally gaining a good idea of his vast power in that region and of the great value of his timber lands and pulp mills. – Lola by Owen Davis
  5. I reckon she may have what she's a mind, new and polished, but she's always for old lumber – Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories by Juliana Horatio Ewing
  6. Nope, only sold the lumber – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  7. T Father of Sir Leonard Tilley, born, 1790, 3; in lumber business, 4; dies, 1870, 4. Tilsit, Treaty of. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  8. The next day Captain Jones began his preparations to load the sloops with lumber for Boston, and the Machias men, doubtful of the Captain's loyalty, determined that the sloops should not return to Boston. – A Little Maid of Old Maine by Alice Turner Curtis
  9. An important lumber tree. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  10. They then united their efforts, and the lumber being removed, the hatches gave way to the force below, so that the released captives breathed of hope again. – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  11. Then he ventured to say to her,- " Madame my princess, could you tell me kindly why some of the figures and furniture dance and speak, and some lie up in a corner like lumber – The Nürnberg Stove by Louisa de la Ramé (AKA Ouida)
  12. I will tell the captain that you have arrived, and he would not thank me for bringing any live lumber on board just at present. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  13. Where would the lumber market be? – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  14. The ever- watchful lumber interests decided the time to strike had again arrived. – The Centralia Conspiracy by Ralph Chaplin
  15. It was very interesting to see that he learned all the tricks of the lumber trade in a few days. – Kari the Elephant by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
  16. No lumber with which to make even a rough box; nothing but their daily clothing and nightly bedding was to be had. – Trail Tales by James David Gillilan
  17. His life had been like a crowded lumber room, full of useless and worn- out things he had accounted precious, while he had ignored the one possession that really mattered and that linked him, not only with the future, but with the greatest reality of his past. – Studies in love and in terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  18. A mill that does not turn out lumber soon goes upon the junk heap. – The Making of a Country Parish by Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills
  19. They were a little older than Flossie and Freddie, and they saw that something must have happened to make their father come home from the lumber office so early, for on most days he did not come until dinner time. – The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea by Laura Lee Hope
  20. Obtaining a load of lumber which was all that could be secured for either love or money, a shanty was immediately erected for the accommodation of the family. – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller

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