from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yard or place where timber is deposited or sold; a wood- or lumber-yard.


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  • Terms & Expressions: chantier de bois = timber-yard chantier de construction navale = shipyard les chantiers de la marine = the dock-yards être en chantier = to be under construction chantier (in Canadian French) = lumberjack's headquarters

    French Word-A-Day:

  • There, extended along the fence, lay a ladder which by day served the laborers in the neighboring timber-yard.

    Les Miserables

  • Jean Valjean was sitting in a cross-walk on some planks deposited at the gate of a timber-yard.

    Les Miserables

  • They plundered the timber-yard in the Rue Transnonain in order to obtain material for barricades.

    Les Miserables

  • Her husband restlessly walked in and out from the timber-yard, stared at the interior of the room, jerked out “ay, ay,” and retreated again.

    The Woodlanders

  • The timber-yard was an excellent playground, so the elder of my brothers and I never missed friends to play with.

    Jens C. Skou - Autobiography

  • To the right and some distance back from the road was the timber-yard which had been the scene of the fire.

    The Adventure of the Norwood Builder

  • A small timber-yard still exists, however, at the back of the house, and last night, about twelve o'clock, an alarm was given that one of the stacks was on fire.

    The Adventure of the Norwood Builder

  • Where the timber-yard was once in Norton-street, there used to be a farm-house.

    Recollections of Old Liverpool

  • On the left hand side, looking south, between Elliot-street and the present coach-builders 'establishment, there was a timber-yard, in which stood a small wooden theatre, known as "Holloway's _Sans Pareil_," and truly it was _Sans

    Recollections of Old Liverpool


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