the trade or business of cutting and preparing lumber.
- un·lum·ber·ing, adjective
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How to use lumbering in a sentence
One version of the myth even mentions how Thor apparently wet himself at the sight of the lumbering monstrous construct whose head rose above the clouds.
Those slow, lumbering vehicles are the face of a type of modern warfare, but they are a specific adaptation to a specific set of circumstances.The Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle seats 9 and can be dropped from a cargo plane | Kelsey D. Atherton | November 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
These gentle, lumbering herbivores spend their days leisurely munching on greenery, not stalking prey.A giant tortoise was caught stalking, killing and eating a baby bird | Jonathan Lambert | August 23, 2021 | Science News
lumbering people with more work than they’re paid for — people get paid for one job, and no matter how big that title is or what they’re paid they’re paid for one job, not ten or twenty.‘They’re shouldering a lot more work’: Confessions of an agency exec on how the war for talent is impacting existing staffers | Kristina Monllos | August 12, 2021 | Digiday
I squinted my eyes, and through a veil of trees, I could just make out a lumbering dark figure approaching.
But his lumbering lurch toward the Ted Cruz tin-foil-hat convention should instead be an object lesson for Republicans to come.
For now, Carlisle says the best way to keep rhinos alive is by moving them, one lumbering gray creature at a time.
Today, however, that same, lumbering Julio Cesar kept Brazil in the World Cup.World Cup 2014 Nail-Biter: Host Country Brazil Defeats Chile on Penalty Kicks | Tunku Varadarajan | June 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pop, pop, pop, Ali—then Cassius Clay—surrounded the lumbering Scandinavian with zinging leather.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull | Mark Jacobson | March 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This was about the time a Texas lumbering company was becoming a major stockholder in Time Inc.‘The Land of the Permanent Wave’ Is Bud Shrake’s Classic Take on ‘60s Texas | Edwin Shrake | February 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The firm foundation that Scattergood's strategy rested upon was that lumbering had not really started in the valley.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
At last the day came and the journey was begun, first on horseback and then by a lumbering stage coach.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Jake was clubfooted, lumbering, with his jaws grown into great jowls of bone, his arms elongated and ending in hooks.Valley of the Croen | Lee Tarbell
After he had all the fun he wanted out of the lumbering frigate, he spread all sail again and soon left her out of sight.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
The Japanese are engaged chiefly in lumbering and fishing, but the Chinese are found everywhere in the province.
British Dictionary definitions for lumbering (1 of 2)
mainly US and Canadian the business or trade of cutting, transporting, preparing, or selling timber
British Dictionary definitions for lumbering (2 of 2)
awkward in movement
moving with a rumbling sound
- lumberingly, adverb
- lumberingness, noun
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