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Cord wood


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cord wood wood for fuel cut to the length of four feet (when of full measure).
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In literature:

Or, as the total quantity of such wood was 615,500 cords, their worth at 4s.
"The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account" by H. G. Nicholls
We had one hundred cords of cotton-wood piled up in readiness for sale.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
The men was let cut cord wood and sell it to the boats.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
I'd been out cutting cord-wood and, when I came back, he was sitting at the door of the hut.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
I see a dandy piece of wood that would make a good bow with a piece of stout cord I've got in my pocket.
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson
In the forks was laid a pole, crosswise of the boat, and from this, by slender fiber cords, four slabs of wood were hung.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
These beets should be piled up there as cord-wood, to give a free circulation of the air.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
They lingered by the pig-sty, and while Peter scratched the pigs with a cord-wood stick, exchanged views of men and things.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 8" by Various
Fuel consumption was 3-5/8 cords of pine wood per hour.
"Fulton's "Steam Battery": Blockship and Catamaran" by Howard I. Chapelle
In de fall we would have to split cord wood to live through de winter.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
I wobbled much as a cut of wood drawn by two cords would have.
"Personal Recollections of the War of 1861" by Charles Augustus Fuller
I've got my eye on a cord wood stick, an' I'm plannin' how I can whittle me out a crutch.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
With three men to the boat, we would bring down four cords of wood on a boat.
"The Southern Soldier Boy" by James Carson Elliott
This was a fine bow, made of bone and wood, with a cord of very strong sinew.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 1" by Various
When he was not occupied with this he chopped cord wood from dry old trees.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
I have always been fortunate enough to see something more in the forest than merely so many cords of wood.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
The following season she piled up one hundred cords of wood and did all the housework beside.
"The American Country Girl" by Martha Foote Crow
History agrees that they kept a cord of four-foot wood on the table for toothpicks.
"The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan" by W. B. Laughead
A lot of negroes at work for government chopping cord wood.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Her bed was beside the stove, with cord-wood, water, and grub all within reach.
"A Man in the Open" by Roger Pocock

In poetry:

A fireplace filled the room's one side
With half a cord o' wood in—
There warn't no stoves (tell comfort died)
To bake ye to a puddin'.
"The Courtin'" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

New Jersey residents, faced with increases in the cost of home heating oil this winter, can supplement their fuel supply by cutting wood in four state forests and one state park for $15 a cord while the supply lasts.
The Burchettas will deliver a half-cord of wood (64 cubic feet) for $125 plus delivery fees, which start at $40.
Fire destroys Paris garage, contents, 20 cords of wood.
Lottery winners pay $30 for a lot that yields about three cords of wood from trees marked for removal.
For hundreds of years before the first band saw ever found its way into a shop, craftsmen were making scalloped and scrolled edges on wood by hand with a thin blade stretched taut between two handles by a tensioning cord.
4-5 cords of scrap/fire wood left over from a recent logging project.