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lumber

luhm ber

  • n  the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  • n  an implement used in baseball by the batter
  • v  move heavily or clumsily
    The heavy man lumbered across the room
  • v  cut lumber, as in woods and forests

  • A mighty pile of legislative lumber remained last week to be sawed by Congress before adjournment.
  • Odd-sized chunks of lumber are laminated into beams with the strength (and half the weight) of steel.
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  • Ed Rendell in The Tribune-Democrat
    Capital money can be spent to make investments that create jobs, that create orders for US steel, lumber, concrete, all of the manufacturing that is important to keeping our economy humming,Rendell said. "It's one of the ways that we've...
  • Bobby Cox in Maddux Sports (blog)
    Good night with the lumber,said manager Bobby Cox.
  • Hilary Benn in Winsford Guardian
    Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Hilary Benn said: "This nation owes a huge debt of gratitude to the Land Girls and the Lumber Jills - as they were affectionately known. During the dark days of the war they provided...

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