stave wood

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stave wood large tree of Australasia
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Usage

In literature:

Those who had no arms rushed into the woods to cut staves.
"Salammbo" by Gustave Flaubert
Woods for cooperage, including staves, headings, and wooden hoops.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
On the Pacific Coast, a banded wood-stave sleeve is used with success.
"The Water Supply of the El Paso and Southwestern Railway from Carrizozo to Santa Rosa, N. Mex." by J. L. Campbell
One day not long after the rabbit went to a place not far from the tiger's house and began cutting down big staves of wood.
"Fairy Tales from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
A commercial measure of staves, or wood prepared for casks, and containing four shocks.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
When outside about the wharves we could get a little wood, such as barrel staves, chips and pieces of planks.
"The Southern Soldier Boy" by James Carson Elliott
All my thoughts ran on skewers, sticks of wood, and staves.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
And he made staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Up in the wood there is a broken barrel; this is a stave of it.
"The Admirable Lady Biddy Fane" by Frank Barrett
Their wood is heavy, and far too brittle for masts: we could not use it even for boat-hook staves.
"Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836" by Robert FitzRoy
However, the maker depended on the dry wood of the staves swelling tight if only the hoops proved strong enough to stand the immense pressure.
"Prison Life in Andersonville" by John L. Maile
The resistance to Wood's halfpence had staved off immediate ruin; but had not cured the fundamental evil.
"Swift" by Leslie Stephen
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