lumber

Definitions

  • Automatic Steam Transfer for Timber, Lumber and Slabs
    Automatic Steam Transfer for Timber, Lumber and Slabs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lumber cut lumber, as in woods and forests
    • v lumber move heavily or clumsily "The heavy man lumbered across the room"
    • n lumber an implement used in baseball by the batter
    • n lumber the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Automatic Gang Lumber-Trimmer Automatic Gang Lumber-Trimmer
Lumber Sorting Shed. Virginia, Minnesota Lumber Sorting Shed. Virginia, Minnesota
Lumber-Kiln Lumber-Kiln
>MY UNIQUE CONVEYANCE IN THE MINING AND LUMBER CAMP >MY UNIQUE CONVEYANCE IN THE MINING AND LUMBER CAMP
Car Loaded with Lumber on its Edges by the Automatic Stacker Car Loaded with Lumber on its Edges by the Automatic Stacker
The Construction of the Automatic Lumber Stacker The Construction of the Automatic Lumber Stacker
The Lumber Unstacker Car The Lumber Unstacker Car
The Lumber Unstacker Car and Unstacker The Lumber Unstacker Car and Unstacker

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Curly Redwood Lodge is one of northern California’s most unique lodges. It was built from one curly redwood tree that produced 57,000 board feet of lumber. The tree - cut down in 1952 - was 18 feet 2 inches at the trunk. Curly redwood is unique because of the curly grain of the wood, unlike typical straight grained redwood.
    • Lumber A pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn. "They put all the little plate they had in the lumber , which is pawning it, till the ships came."
    • Lumber Old or refuse household stuff; things cumbrous, or bulky and useless, or of small value.
    • Lumber Timber sawed or split into the form of beams, joists, boards, planks, staves, hoops, etc.; esp., that which is smaller than heavy timber.
    • Lumber To cut logs in the forest, or prepare timber for market.
    • Lumber To fill or encumber with lumber; as, to lumber up a room.
    • Lumber To heap together in disorder. "Stuff lumbered together."
    • Lumber To make a sound as if moving heavily or clumsily; to rumble.
    • Lumber To move heavily, as if burdened.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lumber To make a heavy rumbling noise; rumble: chiefly in the present participle.
    • lumber To move heavily or cumbrously: chiefly in the present participle.
    • lumber To stumble. Also lumper.
    • n lumber Things, more or less bulky and cumbersome, thrown aside (or which may be thrown aside) as of no present use or value. Lumber usually includes old or broken boards, barrels, boxes, and other articles of possible future use, as distinguished from mere useless rubbish or refuse. Often used figuratively.
    • n lumber Timber sawed or split for use, as beams, joists, boards, planks, staves, hoops, and the like.
    • n lumber Useless and cumbersome weight, bulk, etc.
    • n lumber Foolish or ribald talk.
    • n lumber Harm; mischief.
    • lumber To heap together in disorder.
    • lumber To fill with lumber; encumber with anything useless: as, to lumber a room: often with up.
    • lumber To cut timber in the forest and prepare it for market.
    • n lumber A pawnbroker's shop.
    • n lumber A pledge; a pawn.
    • lumber To put in pawn; hence, to put in prison.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lumber lum′bėr anything cumbersome or useless: timber sawed or split for use
    • v.t Lumber to fill with lumber: to heap together in confusion
    • v.i Lumber lum′bėr to move heavily.
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Quotations

  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Pedantry is the showy display of knowledge which crams our heads with learned lumber and then takes out our brains to make room for it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. fr. Lombard, the Lombards being the money lenders and pawnbrokers of the Middle Ages. A lumber, room was, according to Trench, originally a Lombard, room, or room where the Lombard pawnbroker stored his pledges. See Lombard
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; prov. Sw. lomra, to resound, Ice. hljómr, a sound.

Usage

In literature:

The next Spring we took our household goods in a cabin built on a raft, floated down to Nauvoo and sold the lumber to the Mormons.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
The following year, but earlier in the season, I again visited my little lumber town.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
Its table and chairs are made of split lumber.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
It is a good farming and lumbering country.
"Old Mackinaw" by W. P. Strickland
There were workmen in the yard of a lumber mill near the station, loafing after they had eaten their lunches from their pails.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
Hot glue will hold best if the room and lumber are warm; if these cannot be had, use cold glue.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
I drove down to the lumber shed, took the squire in, and headed towards home.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
This piece of lumber served two purposes.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
The lumbermen take the best trees and these are cut into building-lumber.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Then the crawling tractor with its cars lumbering along behind it on their endless tracks was below them and playing its single light upward.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
A timber cruiser would come into the community, prospecting for a lumber company, and examine the standing timber.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
And her husband, a large, heavy-blooded man, made lumbering jokes at their expense, and expected them to laugh.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis
It was a smell she had encountered once before, coming from the door of a lumber camp.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The coach lumbered on, and Wilhelmine woke with a start as a more than usually violent jolt flung her against the door.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
Good boxes may be made of dressed lumber so as to fit on the window-sill.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
It is manifest that green and air-dried lumber, dense and porous lumber, all require different treatment.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Mile after mile was passed, and slowly but surely the Frenchmen gained upon the lumbering foe.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
They are smuggling skins, in addition to their regular freight of lumber.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
These mills must be our first object; we shall be able to furnish our neighbors with Lumber as well as ourselves.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
I prefer eleven-peck barrels, filled full enough to head without bruising, stencil the end and haul to market in a lumber wagon.
"The Apple" by Various
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In poetry:

Our old horse lumbers
Through the cobblestone trench;
And he neighs good-night
In pretty good French.
"Quebec" by Benjamin Musser
Dance light on the wind, little soul,
Like a thistle-down floating
Over the butterflies
And the lumbering bees…
"Dispossed" by Lola Ridge
Away went Gilpin, and away
Went postboy at his heels,
The postboy’s horse right glad to miss
The lumbering of the wheels.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
For the kings of the earth, for the faces august
Of princes, the millions may shout;
To Bill, as he lumbers along in the dust,
A bullock’s the grandest thing out.
"Bill the Bullock-Driver" by Henry Kendall
Or, mid the tangling cumber
And pack of mountain lumber
That spring floods downward force,
Over sunken snag, and bar
Where the grating shallows are,
The good boat held her course.
"Voyage of the Jettie" by John Greenleaf Whittier
To the lumberer asleep 'neath thy glooming
Thou dost sing of wild billows in motion,
Till he longs to be swung mid their booming
In the tents of the Arabs of ocean,
Whose finned isles are their cattle.
"To A Pine-Tree" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Nechemya Weberman lumbered into a Brooklyn courtroom yesterday as big as a rabid bear in an oversized black coat and matching yarmulke, side curls tucked behind his ears.
Firefighters continue to work through hot spots at Salvage Lumber in Quincy.
Fire investigators hope to know more about the origins of a huge fire at a former lumber yard in Canal Winchester that took 100 firefighters to contain.
APT 's Troilus Lumbers.
Ditching the lumber for a contemporary twist, an architect built this ski home with an emphasis on durable design.—Stefanos Chen.
A former Queens assemblyman was busted Tuesday by the FBI for allegedly taking an $80,000 bribe -- delivered to him in fruit basket in a Queens lumber yard.
Big G ACE, Commercial/Lumber Sales Associate .
Brown retired from Anderson-Tully Lumber Mill after 42 years of service.
According to his obituary, Blythe was employed as softwood sales manager for Coastal Lumber Co.
Four panelists see evidence that Marcellus Shale drilling is starting to transform Williamsport - once home to lumber barons and industrial giants - again into a boomtown .
Four panelists see evidence that Marcellus Shale drilling is starting to transform Williamsport - once home to lumber barons and industrial giants - again into a boomtown.
Illene was co-owner of Stewart Lumber Company in Luray for over 50 years.
It's decorated for the holidays so now is a great time to visit this historic 20-room mansion that was built in 1897 by lumber baron Robert Lytle.
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Larger Than S&P 500 Component Lexmark International.
Intended to expand the property profile and application potential of polymeric wood substitutes, a new technology is available for license to make lightweight plastic lumber -type products that contain no wood fiber.
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In science:

Neither solves the problems in Girard’s quote: each suffers from the need to move ⊥-jumps during elimination, so one is lumbered once again with equivalence classes.
Simple multiplicative proof nets with units
Neither solves the problems in Girard’s quote: each suffers from the need to move ⊥-jumps during elimination, so one is lumbered once again with equivalence classes.
Simple multiplicative proof nets with units
We found an absence of Lumber evolution for elliptical and lenticular galaxies, which strikingly contrasts with the strong evolution of spiral and peculiar galaxies.
Extreme Starbursts in the Local Universe
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