corded


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corded

1. (of a fabric) ribbed
2. (of muscles) standing out like cords
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The weakened glare of the lights in the street below, shining through the window which had no blind or curtain to intercept it, was enough to show the character of the room, though not sufficient fully to reveal the various articles of lumber, old corded trunks and broken furniture, which were scattered about.
He cut his trees level and close to the ground, that the sprouts which came up afterward might be more vigorous and a sled might slide over the stumps; and instead of leaving a whole tree to support his corded wood, he would pare it away to a slender stake or splinter which you could break off with your hand at last.
The boxes were all corded by Benson, and quietly conveyed down the back stairs after dusk, and sent away in a cart to the M- coach-office.
Two little trunks were corded in one end of the room; and on the table before the window--on the pincushion the great fat pincushion lined with pink inside, and twilled like a lady's nightcap--lay a letter.
Who ever heard of a box corded with chain,' says I.