from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Timber or objects and structures made of it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any structure, partial structure, or other item made from timber.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of furnishing with timber; also, timbers, collectively; timberwork; timber.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Timber-work; timbers collectively: as, the timbering of a mine.
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Bolt support can be an alternative to timbering which is what is commonly used in the developing countries.
Now Peveril learned for the first time what "timbering" a mine meant, and realized the necessity for the huge piles of great logs that he had seen above ground in close proximity to the shaft.
They weren't paid for "dead work," which was work that was not seen as mining for coal, such as timbering supports to keep the mine safe.
Paintings are inspired by mock-Tudor suburbia, with Woods refiguring monochrome timbering as geometric abstractions in union flag patterns.
I'd apologize later but all I could do was tip myself over the bed like a timbering tree and fall asleep at last.
Mining and timbering and farming had all been played out and the few made rich had moved on.
As the recent coal mining and oil drilling deaths illustrate, the people in primary industries like farming, fishing, timbering, mining, and drilling are ordinary people who endure great danger and hardship to allow the rest of us to live.
Prior to this, it was possible for anyone to buy an inexpensive permit to hunt on any land that was not being used for timbering and the like.
But that relaxation is cut short when Ida Blankenship passes away at her desk, her body timbering onto the desktop.
As chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rahall has been praised for his role in protecting our national forests from reckless timbering, expanding wilderness sites in West Virginia under the Wild Monongahela Act, and protecting the New River Gorge National River.