“As the men had said, he was "bilin 'mad 'cause the nigger had got the dead wood on him.”
“The audience was exhorted to hold firm to its hardwon agreements on pay, conditions, and redundancy; to stand up to their new proprietors and show them who really ran the newspapers; and not to concede so much as a matchstick of dead wood to new technology.”
“This little saying of Mrs. Croly's has come back to me and been of use many times, and it has often enabled me to understand the benefit of lopping off dead wood and starting anew.”
“As every woodlander knows, dead wood is bulky but light: it makes good kindling and can be useful for the rapid heat burst you need in a bread oven, but has already been half consumed by fungi, bacteria, woodlice and insects.”
“He too uses the dead thorns defensively: Then I unpacked the billhook and slashed at the dead wood on the inside of the hedges.”
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An extract from the "Zold Tolmacs" project, a HU-EN environmental dictionary compiled by Robert Gulyas in 2000.
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