All branches projecting up between the beams were then cut away and a flooring of slabs was laid on.
On this framework they lay the split trunks of smaller palms for flooring.
There being no flooring in the boat, there was nothing but the naked timbers for my weary bones to alight upon.
The boards of the harness room shone like the flooring of a drawing room.
He and Susan went up to his room, raised the flooring, cut through the ceiling, and with the fire-escape rope dropped below.
You are walking so heavily you will make the flooring give way.
The flooring has not rotted: it must have been taken up for some purpose.
Do not forget, therefore, that my flooring is merely the covering of his ceiling.
The Hall of the Two Sisters is so called from a couple of slabs of marble let into the flooring.
The boards of the harness-room shone like the flooring of a drawing-room.
Old English flor "floor, pavement, ground, bottom (of a lake, etc.)," from Proto-Germanic *floruz "floor" (cf. Middle Dutch and Dutch vloer, Old Norse flor "floor," Middle High German vluor, German Flur "field, meadow"), from PIE *plaros "flat surface" (cf. Welsh llawr "ground"), enlarged from *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" (see plane (n.1)).
Meaning "level of a house" is from 1580s. The figurative sense in legislative assemblies (as opposed to the platform) is first recorded 1774. Spanish suelo "floor" is from Latin solum "bottom, ground, soil;" German Boden is cognate with English bottom. Floor plan attested from 1867.