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tim ber

  • n  the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  • n  a beam made of wood
  • n  a post made of wood
  • n  land that is covered with trees and shrubs
  • n  (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

  • Tongass timber was cheap because in 1954 the Federal Government gave KPC a 50-year contract guaranteeing the mill rights to vast amounts of Alaskan timber at fire-sale prices.
  • Russia's official explanation over the 'Arctic Sea' points to pirates after the ship's cargo of timber, but some experts claim it was more likely transporting missiles to sell to .
  • The government has already granted five timber concessions that extend into the Cardamoms.
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  • Stavros Dimas in AFP
    We must also send a firm message to timber suppliers that illegal timber or timber products will not be tolerated on the EU market,said European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas, unveiling the draft law.
  • President Bush in BBC News
    In Washington, Mr Bush said his executive order targeted "companies in industries such as gems and timber that exploit the labour of the downtrodden Burmese people but enrich only the generals".
  • Leonard Feather in Forbes
    In 1979, critic Leonard Feather praised Lucien in the Los Angeles Times for his "resonant baritone, assured timber and phrasing, the West Indian piquancy of his announcements. Contemporary material works better for him than standards."

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