Knee-timber

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Knee-timber timber bent into a shape suitable for a knee in shipbuilding, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cneów, cneó; Ger. knie, L. genu, Gr. gonu.

Usage

In literature:

Your largest and longest trees are wanted, and the arms of them for knees and rising timber.
"The Old Merchant Marine" by Ralph D. Paine
The frame-timbers join the stern-timbers in this part, and are fastened to them by means of knees.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
It was attached to a stout cross-timber above his head and the slack fell to the level of his knees.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" by Ambrose Bierce
From their noon camp they rode into the timber and from the timber into a mountain meadow, knee-deep with lush grass.
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
The only roads were timber roads and they were now knee-deep in fresh snow.
"Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island" by Alice Emerson
The branches of the live-oak are fit for timbers and knees of boats or small vessels.
"An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island" by John Hunter
Pinaga is valuable as crooked timber, and used for frames and knees of ships, being also very durable.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
It was with the greatest difficulty I could cling on to it, pressing my knees round one of the cross timbers.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
Your largest and longest trees are wanted, and the arms of them for Knees and Rising Timber.
"The Olden Time Series, Vol. 4: Quaint and Curious Advertisements" by Henry M. Brooks
Ears told you he was tripping over fallen timber or sloshing in knee-deep bog hole.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
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