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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"I had two horses, and the timber merchant, the deputy-mayor, had three.
The trade in timber grew to be so considerable that it was subdivided, and since the fourth year of our industrial era, we have had dealers in firewood, squared timber, planks, bark, and later on, in charcoal.
These are all the materials, excepting the timber, stones, and sand, which I claimed by squatter's right.
I hewed the main timbers six inches square, most of the studs on two sides only, and the rafters and floor timbers on one side, leaving the rest of the bark on, so that they were just as straight and much stronger than sawed ones.
He ran him into a blind channel, in the bed of the creek where a timber jam barred the way.
He began to sleep out at night, staying away from camp for days at a time; and once he crossed the divide at the head of the creek and went down into the land of timber and streams.
A band of twenty moose had crossed over from the land of streams and timber, and chief among them was a great bull.
Hunting their living meat, as the Yeehats were hunting it, on the flanks of the migrating moose, the wolf pack had at last crossed over from the land of streams and timber and invaded Buck's valley.
The years were not many when the Yeehats noted a change in the breed of timber wolves; for some were seen with splashes of brown on head and muzzle, and with a rift of white centring down the chest.
He crosses alone from the smiling timber land and comes down into an open space among the trees.
Springing from timber to timber, he at last reached the point of obstruction.
Why, shiver my timbers, if I hadn't forgotten my score!"