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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WOOD

A party of fugitives were to meet her in a wood, that she might conduct them North.

It left three deep dents in the wood, and the door was kicked open again.

I dismounted, and went forward to strike it with a piece of wood.

But is there no gate because we find none on the edge of the wood where it seemed to lie?

I can but see an old rusty nail, with bits of stone and slips of wood.

In using this device, only a coal or a wood stove is practical.

What are these bits of stone, and of wood, and rusted nails, which are set out in front of him?

Such is the story of the hole which you have marked, and of the smudge upon the wood.

All the wood knew, and the Indians knew, but not the Spaniards.

He could smell Indians in hiding and wood smoke three leagues away.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wudu, earlier widu "tree, trees collectively, the substance of which trees are made," from Proto-Germanic *widuz (cf. Old Norse viðr, Danish and Swedish ved "tree, wood," Old High German witu "wood"), perhaps from PIE *widhu- "tree, wood" (cf. Welsh gwydd "trees," Gaelic fiodh- "wood, timber," Old Irish fid "tree, wood"). Woodsy is from 1860. Out of the woods "safe" is from 1792.

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