Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yard or space where wood is stored and cut.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • To all appearance he owns nothing more than a few miserable boat-ribs and two or three bundles of laths; but below in the port his teeming wood-yard supplies all the cooperage trade of Anjou.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • For thirty-five years she had never ceased to see herself standing before the wood-yard of Monsieur Grandet, ragged and barefooted, and to hear him say: “What do you want, young one?”

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • The following September, John bought, for the sum of 500 pounds in New England silver money, “the Mansion or dwelling-house of the Late Antipas Voice with the gardens wood-yard and Backside as it is scituate lying and being in Boston aforesaid as it is nowe fenced in And is fronting & Facing to the Lane going to Mr John Jolliffes.”

    History of American Women

  • They must be thrust on in the wood-house; where I can put them on; and then slide down from the bank, that separates the wood-yard from the green lane.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Before I conclude this, I will see whether any thing offers from either of my private correspondencies, that will make it proper to add to it; and will take a turn in the wood-yard and garden for that purpose.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • It has some aspects of the frame story, with young Sam himself in the role of the gentlemanly observer, recounting an incident that happened “About thirteen years ago, when the now flourishing young city of Hannibal…was but a ‘wood-yard,’ ” that is, a fueling station for steamboats.

    Mark Twain

  • The legions of these Myrmidons covered all the hills and vales in my wood-yard, and the ground was already strewn with the dead and dying, both red and black.

    Walden

  • Several of the businesses in town that needed bulky stores had fenced premises here for their stock, and among them was Martin Bellecote's wood-yard where he seasoned his timber.

    Monk's Hood

  • Kathleen managed to wake very early, and creep up to the box-room to take him for a run in the little wood-yard.

    The Twins At St Clare's

  • [Footnote: Myrmidons: a fierce tribe that accompanied Achilles, their king, to the Trojan War.] covered all the hills and vales in my wood-yard, and the ground was already strewn with the dead and dying, both red and black.

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

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