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verb as in walk heavily, clumsily

verb as in burden

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Around 40% of all lumber goes toward repairing and remodeling homes, Jalbert says.

From Fortune

This is a severe lumber shortage…Demand is hot and continues to be strong.

From Fortune

Jalbert at Fastmarkets RISI says lumber supplies will be encumbered for months, but could begin to level off by the end of the year.

From Fortune

Given California’s increasing housing needs and greenhouse gas emission goals, California has a direct interest in consuming ecologically sourced lumber.

Its design is adapted from Herman Miller’s 2008 task chair model, which pays close attention to supporting the full length of a sitter’s back, beyond the lumber region.

From Quartz

The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.

The judges noted that he told one of the officers he had “copped some lumber.”

Our inner cities are stacks of dry leaves and lumber, waiting for a spark.

Today, ton-sized pieces of lumber lay rotting in the cool morning air.

But his 8-year-old company could choose from a handful of lumber kilns within hours of the city.

The road had been built for bringing down lumber, and for six miles it was at perilous angles.

Scattergood fairly licked his lips as he thought of the millions upon millions of feet of spruce to be sawed into lumber.

But they can't run the mill without the log yard and the yard to pile out their lumber.

Next opening the false back of the cupboard, he passed through to the lumber-room beyond, and partly closed the second door.

The Spaniard's boat was lashed so that no mortal could get her clear, and the little craft was used as a sort of lumber-closet.


On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lumber, such as: plod, shuffle, slog, trudge, trundle, and waddle.

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