Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Forest land. See forest.

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Examples

  • He was glad he had been able to surround her with comforts up to the very end, though to do so he had been obliged to sell timber-land, horses, cows, everything he owned, one after another.

    The Alchemist's Secret

  • No known trees of the world compare with them and their kin, the redwoods, for the focused proximity of such a marvelous amount of timber within limited areas -- as it were, the highest standard of timber-land capacity.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882

  • True, the surface only is scratched, and the soil is soon exhausted, but who cares for that when there is abundance of rich timber-land from which to clear new fields? and as to economizing labor, that is the last thing a planter cares about, for what are the negroes to do?

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 097, January, 1876

  • There was one splendid piece of timber-land that might possibly come in possession of the rebels and do us much mischief.

    Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive

  • They went straight into the thick timber-land, in - stead of going to the rich and waiting prairies, and they crowned this initial mistake by cutting down the splendid timber instead of letting it stand.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • Whereupon the transaction would be completed by my taking his greenbacks and giving him a certificate of purchase for the forty acres of timber-land that had cost him seventy-five cents an acre, and later probably netted him not less than three hundred dollars an acre for stumpage alone.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

  • Coal fields and timber-land somewhere in Canada, the concession was supposed to be.

    Jacqueline of Golden River

  • Among these was the timber-land around Lake Bigler (now Tahoe) -- splendid acres, to be had for the asking.

    The Boys' Life of Mark Twain

  • They went straight into the thick timber-land, instead of going to the rich and waiting prairies, and they crowned this initial mistake by cutting down the splendid timber instead of letting it stand.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • Finally, to indicate that he was still in the game and playing it to win, consequently overlooking never a bet, he had cashed in pretty fortunately on a section of his timber-land.

    Man to Man

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