Between the scantlings that penned Simon into his part of the lean-to, the section-boss spied two glowing eyes.
There was only the churned water, filled with scantlings and torn branches of trees.
About all the timber required to erect one of these houses is for joists, scantlings, and doors.
It will send up the price of scantlings, and we was getting on too fast with them.
The house, which he owns, is a small shack or shanty constructed of scantlings and slabs.
The sides of it are scantlings and the steps are narrow boards.
Let no one laugh at the character of many of these 'scantlings.'
I then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber and deposited all between the scantlings.
For smoothing the surface and filling up depressions a float or drag made from planks or scantlings will be found serviceable.
Nor would you consider it an occasion for especial jollification the day you erected the scantlings around the first floor joists.
1520s, "measured or prescribed size," altered from scantlon, scantiloun "dimension" (c.1400), earlier a type of mason's tool for measuring thickness (c.1300), a shortening of Old French escantillon (Modern French échantillon "sample pattern"), of uncertain origin; perhaps ultimately from Latin scandere "to climb" (see scan (v.)). Sense influenced by scant. Meaning "small wooden beam" is 1660s. Related: Scantlings.