Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A shop where planing is done.
  • noun A planing-machine.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Lazily, drowsily we'll hold a bamboo pole and guide out shiner through the foam-crowned eddies of the whirlpool, awaiting the flash of a golden side or a lusty tug at the line; and dreamily watch a long, narrow stream of shavings and sawdust, loosed from the opposite planing-mill, float away on the current.

    The Long Ago

  • The poet, for instance, must sustain his body by his poetry, as a steam planing-mill feeds its boilers with the shavings it makes.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 72, October, 1863

  • He owns the planing-mill down on Sixth Street now, you know; but he was a wild young fellow then, and knew everything that was going on.

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885

  • In all first class mills, this together with shavings (if a planing-mill is combined) is burned for fuel.

    Handwork in Wood

  • We had noticed, before going over, a coloured man going through the engine room and boiler room and over the lumber yard looking at the machinery, lumber, saw-mill, planing-mill, etc.,

    Finding a way out : an autobiography,

  • He had renounced his criticisms of state and society; he had given up roving as horse-trader, and wearing red mackinaws in lumber-camps; he had gone to work as engineer in Jackson Elder's planing-mill; he was to be seen upon the streets endeavoring to be neighborly with suspicious men whom he had taunted for years.

    Main Street

  • The tall husk beyond him is Jack Elder -- Jackson Elder -- owns the planing-mill, and the Minniemashie House, and quite a share in the Farmers 'National Bank.

    Main Street

  • He had saved money, had quit Elder's planing-mill and started a dairy on a vacant lot near his shack.

    Main Street

  • Jackson Elder's small planing-mill, with the smell of fresh pine shavings and the burr of circular saws.

    Main Street

  • He had saved money, had quit Elder's planing-mill and started a dairy on a vacant lot near his shack.

    Main Street

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