timber


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Synonyms for timber

beams

wood

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Synonyms for timber

a large, oblong piece of wood or other material, used especially for construction

the basic substance or essential elements of character that qualify a person for a specified role

Synonyms for timber

the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material

a beam made of wood

a post made of wood

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There being plenty of suitable timber in the neighborhood, Mr.
The red cap of one of the sailors hung to a point of the rock and some timbers that had formed part of the vessel's keel, floated at the foot of the crag.
I had two horses, and the timber merchant, the deputy-mayor, had three.
The trade in timber grew to be so considerable that it was subdivided, and since the fourth year of our industrial era, we have had dealers in firewood, squared timber, planks, bark, and later on, in charcoal.
So I went on for some days cutting and hewing timber, and also studs and rafters, all with my narrow axe, not having many communicable or scholar-like thoughts, singing to myself, --
These are all the materials, excepting the timber, stones, and sand, which I claimed by squatter's right.
He ran him into a blind channel, in the bed of the creek where a timber jam barred the way.
He began to sleep out at night, staying away from camp for days at a time; and once he crossed the divide at the head of the creek and went down into the land of timber and streams.
Why, shiver my timbers, if I hadn't forgotten my score
She has shown herself the sweetest craft that ever floated, and I mean to decorate her prow with the handsomest image that the skill of man can cut out of timber.
It must be confessed that a family likeness pervaded these respectable progeny of Drowne's skill; that the benign countenance of the king resembled those of his subjects, and that Miss Peggy Hobart, the merchant's daughter, bore a remarkable similitude to Britannia, Victory, and other ladies of the allegoric sisterhood; and, finally, that they all had a kind of wooden aspect which proved an intimate relationship with the unshaped blocks of timber in the carver's workshop.
They came on with a growling kind of noise, and mounted the piece of timber, which, as I said, was our breastwork, as if they were only rushing upon their prey; and this fury of theirs, it seems, was principally occasioned by their seeing our horses behind us.
He further increased his revenues by selling timber to the railway companies, for he would cut the great deodar trees in his own forest arid they fell thundering into the Sutlej River and were swept down to the Plains, 300 miles away, and became railway ties.
It had the big timber of a regular island; it might be five or six miles long and more than half a mile wide.
The timbers beneath are of a peculiar strength, fitted to sustain the weight of an almost solid mass of brick and mortar, some ten feet by eight square, and five in height.