Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yard or inclosure where wood and timber are stored for sale.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Rather than cutting down a tree and transporting it from forest to mill to lumber-yard to building site, the house is the tree.

    Mitchell Joachim: Redesign Cities From Scratch

  • In a flare of morning sunlight pouring between two coal-pockets, and because the train had stopped to let a bridge swing and half a dozen great grain and lumber boats go by — a half-dozen in either direction — he saw a group of Irish stevedores idling on the bank of a lumber-yard whose wall skirted the water.

    The Titan

  • Now the train was passing the elevator, the grim storage - tanks for oil, a creamery, a lumber-yard, a stock-yard muddy and trampled and stinking.

    Main Street

  • The last man was a negro, a tall, shambling, illiterate, nebulous-minded black, who had walked off with an apparently discarded section of lead pipe which he had found in a lumber-yard.

    The Financier

  • Nor did she go to the lumber-yard office when she thought he would be there.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Now the train was passing the elevator, the grim storage-tanks for oil, a creamery, a lumber-yard, a stock-yard muddy and trampled and stinking.

    The Romance of Sinclair Lewis

  • His father had taken a farm about thirteen miles from the city, and there the lad spent most of his time until 1832, when, in company with his father and M.. Charles M. Giddings, he established the first lumber-yard in Cleveland.

    Cleveland Past and Present Its Representative Men

  • Charlie sauntered on until he came to a lumber-yard, where he stopped and examined a corner of the fence very attentively.

    The Garies and Their Friends

  • "Nicolas is out of favor with Monsieur Roussel: he has worked badly in the lumber-yard," says La Mère Robillard.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • One of the boys from the lumber-yard down the next block had stopped to light his cigarette as he passed out into the street after bringing a bill to the head manager.

    The Witness

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