Today, ton-sized pieces of lumber lay rotting in the cool morning air.
Wood chips had been found in her hair, suggesting that she had been beaten with a log or a piece of lumber.
But his 8-year-old company could choose from a handful of lumber kilns within hours of the city.
We were in the guest lodge of a lumber company in a small town in East Texas.
In Vermont he helped build a lumber cooperative, an egg cooperative, and a high school.
Since when I have confined my week-end visiting exclusively to lumber camps.
From my position I could see the stream, and the pile of lumber over which I had moralized.
As Sam had conjectured, the lumber schooner was bound to Boston.
He had often been far into the woods looking after his lumber.
These huts were not made of logs—there was plenty of lumber now—but cheaply constructed and clap-boarded with slabs.
"timber sawn into rough planks," 1660s, American English (Massachusetts), earlier "disused bit of furniture; heavy, useless objects" (1550s), probably from lumber (v.), perhaps influenced by Lombard, from the Italian immigrants famous as pawnbrokers and money-lenders in England (see Lombard). Lumbar, Lumbard were old alternative forms of Lombard in English. The evolution of sense then would be because a lumber-house ("pawn shop") naturally accumulates odds and ends of furniture.
Live Lumber; soldiers or passengers on board a ship are so called by the sailors.
LUMBER HOUSE. A house appropriated by thieves for the reception of their stolen property. ["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
"to move clumsily," c.1300, lomere, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Swedish loma "move slowly, walk heavily," Old Norse lami "lame"), ultimately cognate with lame (adj.). Related: Lumbered; lumbering.
A bat (1940s+ Baseball)
To take advantage of someone; make someone a scapegoat •Chiefly British: He was totally lumbered. It was a terrible travesty (1845+)
[verb sense fr lumber, ''to fill up or obstruct with lumber,'' found by 1642]