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

  • n. The act, activity, or job of cutting wood.
  • n. The art or process of making woodcuts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The felling of trees, or the cutting of wood
  • n. The process of making woodcuts

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or employment of cutting wood or timber.
  • n. The act or art of engraving on wood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or employment of cutting wood by means of saws or by the application of knife-edge machinery.
  • n. Wood-engraving.


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  • Around the larger urban centers, particularly Luanda, human settlement and activities such as woodcutting and livestock grazing have had considerable, though mostly localized, impacts on the vegetation and soils.

    Angolan scarp savanna and woodlands

  • For this reason, work details, such as woodcutting, which took prisoners outside of the camp, were discontinued.


  • He mentions earlier that he had begun "woodcutting," and later (Dec. 15) that he paid the "collier," a tradesman who would have supervised the operation of the kiln.

    Robert Carter Diary, 1724

  • Dark Quest is a direct copy of RuneScape from 2004, with slight improvements to the complete removal of the word filter system, and the ability to single-click for repeat action such as woodcutting, fishing, mining, and other various tasks, which took ages to accomplish during the 2000-2003 of RuneScape by Jagex. - Business News

  • Curtis knew the victim and said he was a quiet man who did seasonal work, such as woodcutting and blueberry raking. - News

  • Some of these experiments in novel game play go pop instead of sizzle, most notably a selection of honest jobs such as woodcutting that result in dull and repetitive button pressing.

    The Globe and Mail - Technology RSS feed

  • The pride comes through in his announcement of illuminated printing and its advantages in 1793 (E 692-693), his recipes for engraving and "woodcutting" on pewter (E 694), and his self-identification as the inventor of "W Blake's Original Stereotype .. .1788" at the end of The Ghost of Abel (1822), one of his last illuminated works (pl.


  • Had the gray-bearded leader not caught sight of the woman, he would never have left the security of his woodcutting party.

    Fire The Sky

  • The woodcutting party I watched had come in strength and armed for combat.

    Fire The Sky

  • First, Alexander decided to make a quick strike against the Arab natives in the nearby mountains who had been leading a guerrilla campaign against his woodcutting teams.

    Alexander the Great


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