American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The wood framework of a wall or partition.
- n. Lumber cut for studs.
- n. Something with which a surface is studded.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In carpentry, studs or joists collectively, or material for studs or joists.
- v. present participle of stud.
- n. The timber framework for a lath and plaster wall
- n. A batten of wood for this framework
- n. Anything with which a surface is studded
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Material for studs, or joists; studs, or joists, collectively; studs.
“His presence during virtually all the major dramas studding the club's history over the past three and a half decades – all except the miracle in Istanbul, perhaps – gives the 60-year-old Glaswegian a special place, perhaps a unique one, in the supporters' hearts, making him the only true heir to the kingdom established by Bill Shankly and consolidated by Bob Paisley.”
“And with pride, he went down a four-hundred foot cliff, on a pair of top-gallant studding - sail halyards bent together, to dislodge several dollars worth of stranded bullock hides, though all the acclaim he got from his mates was: "What a d-d fool you were to risk your life for half a dozen hides!”
“We went to work immediately, and put all the canvas upon the brig which we could get upon her, rigging out oars for studding-sail yards; and contined wetting down the sails by buckets of water whipped up to the mast-head ...”
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“We lift it to a pre-determined height, then release it repeatedly against a 1 ¾-in. door secured by 2 x 4 studding.”
“Minnie went for a leather look with peep-toe stiletto booties, while Hilary's frock had a little flow and studding.”
“To date, salad kits have included nuts, dried fruits, parmesan cheese and packets of dressing—all relatively shelf-stable ingredients—but Ms. Ho had dreams of studding bagged greens with mushrooms, jicama, broccoli and celery.”
“YSL's '70s-inspired clutch £1,195, with heavy silver studding, is a case in point.”
“The electric wiring was not only old, defective and obsolete, but actually dangerous, as in many places beams and studding were found charred for a considerable distance about the wires where the insulation had completely worn off.”
“It is heightened realism, starkly authentic in its depiction of the utilitarian act of studding transmuted by the camera into holy rite.”
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