Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A structure in the form of wharf; materials of which a wharf is constructed; wharves in general.
- n. In hydraulic engin., a method of facing seawalls by the use of sheet-piling anchored to the bank.
- n. Wharfs collectively.
- n. engineering A technique of facing seawalls and embankments with planks driven as piles and secured by ties.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Wharfs, collectively.
- n. (Hydraul. Engin.) A mode of facing sea walls and embankments with planks driven as piles and secured by ties.
- wharf + -ing (Wiktionary)
“As logs are lashed, he lists the many benefits to Astoria of bringing in a log exporter, including dozens of $40-an-hour stevedore jobs filled with every shipload, and some $100,000 in wharfing fees each month.”
“This area used to be an old wharfing district back in the day -- but now it's sort of the hip-spot in town, though its main street (Frasier Avenue) is under ridiculously heavy construction at the moment.”
“Too, there were two or three fellows of Port Cos there, those who had set up the outjutting display beams, and would presumably handle the forward lines in wharfing.”
“A wise man would start looking at wharfing, real estate, airfields, in Aberdeen.”
“To them Montreal is a convenient sea-wharfing spot to conduct big business; otherwise a French Canadian city and so, hopeless.”
“In the organization of this transport the constant and helpful cooperation of the Shipping Board, the railroads, and those in control of warehousing, wharfing, lighterage, and other terminal facilities has been invaluable.”
“The San Marco glided into a bayou, -- under a high wharfing of timbers, where a bearded fisherman waited, and a woman.”
“Persons wharfing are directed to leave a space for a street wherever the general plan of the city requires it, yet the engraved plan has been so far departed from as to be useless as a guide, while the office plans have never been carried to the extent necessary to determine where those spaces for streets must be.”
“This erroneous mode of wharfing seems to have been introduced when im - mediate interest only was considered, and without an anticipa - tion of the growth and population to which the towns were destined to arrive.”
“The smell of tar; the sound of hammers; the laughter and whistling of the loafers; the continuous changing of the tide; the opening of the lock gates; the departure of the tug; its triumphant return, leading in custody a timber-laden barque from the Baltic, a little self-conscious and ashamed, as if caught red-handed in iniquity by this fussy little officer; the independent sailing of a grimy steamer bound for Sunderland and more coal; the elaborate wharfing of the barque: -- all these things on a hot still day can exercise an hypnotic influence more real and strange than the open sea.”
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