Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Cut wood sold by the cord for fuel; specifically, firewood cut in lengths of four feet, so as to be readily measured by the cord when piled.
  • noun Wood conveyed to market on board of vessels, instead of being floated.

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Examples

  • I've never gotten one back, those pass right through anything short of cord-wood that I have hit.

    The "Infallible" Shoulder Shot

  • I shot some cord-wood once from about 4 feet away to see if I could get the bullets back, they went almost to the end (24 & 28 inches of penetration) in solid, dry birch.

    The "Infallible" Shoulder Shot

  • Now hunter have far more accessible deer to harvest and the farmers are not (allegedly) piling dead carcasses up like cord-wood to protect their crops.

    NY Hunting Regulations

  • Now hunter have far more accessible deer to harvest and the farmers are not (allegedly) piling dead carcasses up like cord-wood to protect their crops.

    NY Hunting Regulations

  • I shot some cord-wood once from about 4 feet away to see if I could get the bullets back, they went almost to the end (24 & 28 inches of penetration) in solid, dry birch.

    The "Infallible" Shoulder Shot

  • I've never gotten one back, those pass right through anything short of cord-wood that I have hit.

    The "Infallible" Shoulder Shot

  • All of this while the bodies of black Cincinnatians killed by other black Cincinnatians pile up like cord-wood.

    Kabaka Oba Shot At City Hall

  • This is Bush's "Victory Strategy"; stacking one deception on top of another like cord-wood and hoping the wary public will believe it; hoping they'll approve another zillion dollars for earth-poisoning ordinance; hoping they'll send another 2,000 sons and daughters into the Iraqi meat-grinder; hoping they'll sign off on the genocidal attack on Iraqi civilians.

    Cheerleading at Annapolis

  • She looked doubtfully at him, at the low shanty, the yard that was littered with cord-wood, moldy planks, a hoopless wash-tub.

    Main Street

  • The thought of the dinner-table with candles upon it (his idea); the thought of Lillian in a trailing gown of pale-blue or green silk — he liked her in those colors; the thought of a large fireplace flaming with solid lengths of cord-wood, and Lillian snuggling in his arms, gripped his immature imagination.

    The Financier

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