- furniture beetle,
Origin of furniture
Examples from the Web for furniture
The carpeting is worn, the furniture is falling apart, and the electricity is out for most of the day.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were carpenters making chairs, beds and other rudimentary pieces of furniture for the locals.
The charisma and brand of the artist itself becomes a kind of furniture.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Residents had placed makeshift roadblocks, including wooden beams and furniture, on roads leading to the protest.A New Intifada? Israel’s Arab Citizen Uprising Spreads|Creede Newton|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Otherwise, he must abandon his house; the al Qaeda members offered to help remove his furniture.
This harmonious piece of furniture was the finest ornament of a house which the garde-voies had made their home.Six Women and the Invasion|Gabrielle Yerta
Not only large substantial things like furniture, but curtains and the patterns of stuffs and the fringes of quilts and cushions.Bliss, and Other Stories|Katherine Mansfield
Thus can we cut the finest trees of a forest to make fire of, or for furniture.Elements of Morals|Paul Janet
And if you never clean your furniture properly, how can your rooms or wards be anything but musty?Notes on Nursing|Florence Nightingale
When one has only a few pieces of furniture it does not take long to get them in place.Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888|Frances M.A. Roe
Word Origin for furniture
1520s, "act of furnishing," from Middle French fourniture, from fournir "furnish" (see furnish). Sense of "chairs, tables, etc.; household stuff" (1570s) is unique to English; most other European languages derive their words for this from Latin mobile "movable."