from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The wood framework of a wall or partition.
  • n. Lumber cut for studs.
  • n. Something with which a surface is studded.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of stud.
  • n. The timber framework for a lath and plaster wall
  • n. A batten of wood for this framework
  • n. Anything with which a surface is studded

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Material for studs, or joists; studs, or joists, collectively; studs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In carpentry, studs or joists collectively, or material for studs or joists.


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  • His presence during virtually all the major dramas studding the club's history over the past three and a half decades – all except the miracle in Istanbul, perhaps – gives the 60-year-old Glaswegian a special place, perhaps a unique one, in the supporters' hearts, making him the only true heir to the kingdom established by Bill Shankly and consolidated by Bob Paisley.

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  • And with pride, he went down a four-hundred foot cliff, on a pair of top-gallant studding - sail halyards bent together, to dislodge several dollars worth of stranded bullock hides, though all the acclaim he got from his mates was: "What a d-d fool you were to risk your life for half a dozen hides!"


  • We went to work immediately, and put all the canvas upon the brig which we could get upon her, rigging out oars for studding-sail yards; and contined wetting down the sails by buckets of water whipped up to the mast-head ...


  • In the end, it's a hybrid of seeking text Eat, Pray, Love, Pose? and bad-mommy confessionals that have been studding the best-seller list for years.

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  • We lift it to a pre-determined height, then release it repeatedly against a 1 ¾-in. door secured by 2 x 4 studding.

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  • Minnie went for a leather look with peep-toe stiletto booties, while Hilary's frock had a little flow and studding.

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  • To date, salad kits have included nuts, dried fruits, parmesan cheese and packets of dressing—all relatively shelf-stable ingredients—but Ms. Ho had dreams of studding bagged greens with mushrooms, jicama, broccoli and celery.

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  • YSL's '70s-inspired clutch £1,195, with heavy silver studding, is a case in point.

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  • The electric wiring was not only old, defective and obsolete, but actually dangerous, as in many places beams and studding were found charred for a considerable distance about the wires where the insulation had completely worn off.

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  • It is heightened realism, starkly authentic in its depiction of the utilitarian act of studding transmuted by the camera into holy rite.

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