Lumber

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Lumber

Wood cut in such a way as to be used for building. Lumber may be traded as a commodity and is especially important in the construction industry. Sustainable woodcutting has become a significant issue in the lumber industry.
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There's plenty of these big, lumbering fellows 'ud never have known their A B C if it hadn't been for Bartle Massey.
A lumbering crash followed instantaneously, shaking the building to its very foundation.
The witchery of the dawn turned the gray river-reaches to purple, gold, and opal; and it was as though the lumbering dhoni crept across the splendours of a new heaven.
A lumbering Adjutant-crane brought up the rear, flying as though each slow stroke would be his last.
It is true that these monstrous creatures which we had seen were lumbering, inoffensive brutes which were unlikely to hurt anyone, but in this world of wonders what other survivals might there not be--what fierce, active horrors ready to pounce upon us from their lair among the rocks or brushwood?