Origin of wooden
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3. expressionless, vacant, lifeless, impassive.
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Examples from the Web for wooden
Even when he opens up, the sentences are wooden, the scenes sucked dry of emotion.The Story of the World’s Greatest Cricket Player
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Given that crucial importance, The Macallan is famously hands-on when it comes to its wooden barrels.
From cognac to bourbon, rye to añejo tequila, many of our beloved spirits spend years aging in wooden casks.
But in Russia, the wooden ruble seems to be widely accepted.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course.
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Fourteen years on, the wooden stairs and ceiling are still charred, and the walls are studded with clusters of bullet holes.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
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Over the seat is a mirror cut into small squares by wooden muntins.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The bucklers were huge shields, and the weapons were wooden swords.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
But standing on the wooden doorstep of the little house was Le Moyne.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
This cottage is smaller than its neighbor, and its wooden door is quite black from age.Rico and Wiseli
Lauzanne was loping leisurely with the action of a wooden rocking-horse.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
- made from or consisting of wood
- awkward or clumsy
- bereft of spirit or animationa wooden expression
- obstinately unyieldinga wooden attitude
- mentally slow or dull
- not highly resonanta wooden thud
- (tr) Australian slang to fell or kill (a person or animal)
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Word Origin and History for wooden
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