flooring


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  • noun

Synonyms for flooring

the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)

building material used in laying floors

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Photography gives you a fair idea of the broken flooring and patched windows, but you must imagine the dirt and the odor of the place.
Remember, this is no affair of mine," said the trembling voice of La Carconte, as though through the flooring of her chamber she viewed the scene that was enacting below.
Yet if the lady is correct in saying that the flooring and walls are sound, and that the door, window, and chimney are impassable, then her sister must have been undoubtedly alone when she met her mysterious end.
Knowing very well that he did not harass the other women of the farm as he harassed her out of spite for the flooring he had once received, she did for one moment picture what might have been the result if she had been free to accept the offer just made her of being the monied Alec's wife.
Directly behind her a black gulf suddenly yawned in the flooring of the dais.
A soldier on our left dropped his shield, which fell with a clatter on to the limestone flooring.
A few fishermen with their families indolently pass their lives away there, with their great living-rafts of poplar and alder, the flooring formed of reeds, and the roof woven out of thick rushes.
The patches of grass were splinters of wood, and where neither grass nor sawdust showed was a solid wooden flooring.
Between the huts, which sometimes formed crooked streets, were dead branches and the trunks of small trees which connected the huts upon one tree to those within adjoining trees; the whole network of huts and pathways forming an almost solid flooring a good fifty feet above the ground.
I knew whose they were, and I looked straight down at the flooring.
In the first place, the black tulip had been produced; secondly, the Prince William of Orange, as a true Hollander, had promised to be present at the ceremony of its inauguration; and, thirdly, it was a point of honour with the States to show to the French, at the conclusion of such a disastrous war as that of 1672, that the flooring of the Batavian Republic was solid enough for its people to dance on it, with the accompaniment of the cannon of their fleets.
On this flooring he tossed his own and Daylight's gear-bags, containing dry socks and underwear and their sleeping-robes.
He had invented a machine to blow huge soap-bubbles, as big as balloons, and this machine was hidden under the platform so that only the rim of the big clay pipe to produce the bubbles showed above the flooring.
They had scarce reached it, however, ere they found that the wooden joists and planks of the flooring were already on fire.
One had her form under my house all winter, separated from me only by the flooring, and she startled me each morning by her hasty departure when I began to stir -- thump, thump, thump, striking her head against the floor timbers in her hurry.