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Word: lumber

Definition: move heavily or clumsily; Ex. The bear lumbered through the woods; N: timber


Sentences Containing 'lumber'

The upshot of which, was, to smash this witness like a crockery vessel, and shiver his part of the case to useless lumber.
Chapter 8 Perplexing Lessons At the end of what seemed a tedious while, I had managed to pack my head full of islands, towns, bars,`points,'and bends; and a curiously inanimate mass of lumber it was, too.
Helena has a good cotton trade; handles from forty to sixty thousand bales annually; she has a large lumber and grain commerce; has a foundry, oil mills, machine shops and wagon factories in brief has$ 1,000,000invested in manufacturing industries.
Bear Creek so called, perhaps, because it was always so particularly bare of bears is hidden out of sight now, under islands and continents of piled lumber, and nobody but an expert can find it.
By allowing the colonies a very extensive market for their lumber, the law endeavours to facilitate improvement by raising the price of a commodity which would otherwise be of little value, and thereby enabling them to make some profit of what would otherwise be mere expense.
Lumber and rice having been once put into the enumeration, when they were afterwards taken out of it, were confined, as to the European market, to the countries that lie south of Cape Finisterre.
There was one singular exception, however, for he had a single room, a lumber-room up among the attics, which was invariably locked, and which he would never permit either me or anyone else to enter.
"Well," he said, "I say now, as I said then, that 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.
A monstrous big lumber-raft was about a mile up stream, coming along down, with a lantern in the middle of it.
One night we catched a little section of a lumber raft--nice pine planks.
"That which my son himself indicated--that of the cupboard of the lumber-room."
So then I crept into a lumber-pile to get some sleep; and next time I waked up the sun was away up over my head!
But once, the mood was on him too deep for common regardings; and as with heavy, lumber-like pace he was measuring the ship from taffrail to mainmast, Stubb, the old second mate, came up from below, with a certain unassured, deprecating humorousness, hinted that if Captain Ahab was pleased to walk the planks, then, no one could say nay; but there might be some way of muffling the noise; hinting something indistinctly and hesitatingly about a globe of tow, and the insertion into it, of the ivory heel.
This is what an old fellow gets now for working in dead lumber.
There was some heathenish, coffin-coloured old lumber aboard, which, upon a long previous voyage, had been cut from the aboriginal groves of the Lackaday islands, and from these dark planks the coffin was recommended to be made.

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