building material


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n building material material used for constructing buildings
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  • Mark Twain
    “The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people but if we tried to shut up the insane we would run out of building materials.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.”


In literature:

The beaver, says Captain Hardy, travels a long distance from his house in search of materials, both for building and food.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Practically no timber suitable for lumber manufacture exists, and building material therefore must be imported.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
All the buildings were constructed of extremely inflammable material.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
He went out at last by the back of the Institute, where a little bit of garden, spoilt with building materials, led down to a lane.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I returned to Toledo, where I met Mr. Fleming, who had rented a building and contracted for materials and utensils.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
Alongside it were other buildings of the same material, but none so large.
"Daughters of Doom" by Herbert B. Livingston
Other examples: "Planet, Mars;" "Mountain, Vesuvius;" "River, Mississippi;" "Building Material, Potsdam Sandstone;" "Fruit, Peaches.
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
No cell can build itself up out of non-cellular material.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
There was no good building material convenient.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
He uses the illustration of building houses out of different material.
"God's Plan with Men" by T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin

In poetry:

For the structure that we raise,
Time is with materials filled;
Our to-days and yesterdays
Are the blocks with which we build.
"By The Fireside : The Builders" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Owner seeks lowdown on building materials.
Holiday treat or building material .
Hemp is an eco-friendly and durable alternative to plywood, drywall and other building materials .
The challenge for Smith and her team was to build a device capable of lifting small weights using a box filled with random materials.
Elvis Reyes, Ferrara Bros Building Materials.
BlueTarp Financial is the newest member of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association's (NLBMDA's) Manufacturers and Services Council ( MSC ).
The school is on the cutting edge of nanotechnology research, which is a new way to build materials, systems and devices on a molecular level.
Mushrooms may become a building material.
We are a collective of professionals dedicated to exploring green building and the technologies, practices, materials and designs that are at the forefront of this movement.
Microwave substrates are often compared to building materials.
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) board of directors introduced a new leadership team headed by Chuck Bankston, president of Bankston Lumber in Barnesville, Ga.
Recently announced the launch of its Keeping Our Community Green Program in an effort to promote brick, a 100% environmentally safe and recyclable building material.
Polyester is used in carpeting, building materials, and clothing.
Martha discusses preserving the environment through the use of ecofriendly building materials.
Your gift to Praise Communications equips us with the resources to broadcast the gospel – including personnel, broadcast facilities, buildings, materials, and equipment.

In science:

As the “building block” of such an instrument we consider a cylindric detector unit made of scintillator material coupled with possibly one single photodetector (e.g. a standard photomultiplier tube).
Can a simple instrument measure polarization in gamma-ray bursts?
Introduction The most frequently used transparent material in the building envelopes is glass.
Simple Numerical Model of Laminated Glass Beams
Over the past years, functionalised particles gained an important role as building blocks for various materials [1–5], rising the need for fabrication techniques that are both simple enough, and, at the same time, allow for a large-scale and reliable production of these particles.
Telechelic star polymers as self-assembling units from the molecular to the macroscopic scaleBarbara Capone
The materials that constitute a device differ in swelling ratio, this causing a build up of stress at the interfaces, as well as at the contact between the device and its boundary support.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
Reunion island, in terms of architecture and building materials (see figure 2).
Bringing simulation to implementation: Presentation of a global approach in the design of passive solar buildings under humid tropical climates