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Timber vs. Wale

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Timbernoun

(uncountable) Trees in a forest regarded as a source of wood.

Walenoun

A ridge or low barrier.

Timbernoun

Wood that has been pre-cut and is ready for use in construction.

Walenoun

A raised rib in knit goods or fabric, especially corduroy. (As opposed to course).

Timbernoun

(countable) A heavy wooden beam, generally a whole log that has been squared off and used to provide heavy support for something such as a roof.

‘the timbers of a ship’;

Walenoun

The texture of a piece of fabric.

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Timbernoun

The wooden stock of a rifle or shotgun.

Walenoun

(nautical) A horizontal ridge or ledge on the outside planking of a wooden ship. (See gunwale, chainwale)

Timbernoun

(archaic) A certain quantity of fur skins (as of martens, ermines, sables, etc.) packed between boards; in some cases forty skins, in others one hundred and twenty. Also timmer, timbre.

Walenoun

A horizontal timber used for supporting or retaining earth.

Timberinterjection

Used by loggers to warn others that a tree being felled is falling.

Walenoun

A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.

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Timberverb

(transitive) To fit with timbers.

‘timbering a roof’;

Walenoun

A ridge on the outside of a horse collar.

Timberverb

To construct, frame, build.

Walenoun

A ridge or streak produced on skin by a cane or whip.

Timberverb

To light or land on a tree.

Walenoun

Something selected as being the best, preference; choice.

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Timberverb

(obsolete) To make a nest.

Waleverb

To strike the skin in such a way as to produce a wale or welt.

Timberverb

(transitive) To surmount as a timber does.

Waleverb

To give a surface a texture of wales or welts.

Timbernoun

A certain quantity of fur skins, as of martens, ermines, sables, etc., packed between boards; being in some cases forty skins, in others one hundred and twenty; - called also timmer.

Waleverb

To choose, select.

Timbernoun

The crest on a coat of arms.

Walenoun

A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See Wheal.

Timbernoun

That sort of wood which is proper for buildings or for tools, utensils, furniture, carriages, fences, ships, and the like; - usually said of felled trees, but sometimes of those standing. Cf. Lumber, 3.

‘And ta'en my fiddle to the gate, . . . And fiddled in the timber!’;

Walenoun

A ridge or streak rising above the surface, as of cloth; hence, the texture of cloth.

‘Thou 'rt rougher far,And of a coarser wale, fuller of pride.’;

Timbernoun

The body, stem, or trunk of a tree.

Walenoun

A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.

Timbernoun

Fig.: Material for any structure.

‘Such dispositions are the very errors of human nature; and yet they are the fittest timber to make politics of.’;

Walenoun

Certain sets or strakes of the outside planking of a vessel; as, the main wales, or the strakes of planking under the port sills of the gun deck; channel wales, or those along the spar deck, etc.

Timbernoun

A single piece or squared stick of wood intended for building, or already framed; collectively, the larger pieces or sticks of wood, forming the framework of a house, ship, or other structure, in distinction from the covering or boarding.

‘So they prepared timber . . . to build the house.’; ‘Many of the timbers were decayed.’;

Waleverb

To mark with wales, or stripes.

Timbernoun

Woods or forest; wooden land.

Waleverb

To choose; to select; specifically (Mining), to pick out the refuse of (coal) by hand, in order to clean it.

Timbernoun

A rib, or a curving piece of wood, branching outward from the keel and bending upward in a vertical direction. One timber is composed of several pieces united.

Walenoun

a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

Timberverb

To surmount as a timber does.

Walenoun

thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship

Timberverb

To furnish with timber; - chiefly used in the past participle.

‘His bark is stoutly timbered.’;

Wale

A wale is one of the strakes of wooden planking that forms the outer skin of the hull of a ship, but substantially thicker than the other strakes. It provides extra stiffening and strength to the hull.

Timberverb

To light on a tree.

Timberverb

To make a nest.

Timbernoun

the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material

Timbernoun

a beam made of wood

Timbernoun

a post made of wood

Timbernoun

land that is covered with trees and shrubs

Timbernoun

(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound);

‘the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely’; ‘the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet’;

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