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waney

[ wey-nee ]
/ ˈweɪ ni /
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adjective, wan·i·er, wan·i·est.
(of a timber) having a wane or wanes.
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Origin of waney

First recorded in 1655–65; wane + -y1
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How to use waney in a sentence

  • About one-third of the boards of a log have rough edges, and are called "waney."

    Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
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