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cordwood

[′kȯrd‚wu̇d]
(materials)
Wood stacked and sold in cords.

cordwood

A practical, resource-efficient, renewable material that is usually obtained from timber and trees unsuitable for building purposes. Deadfall and standing dead timber are preferred, because they are partially seasoned and contain minimal rot. See also: Biomaterials
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Cordwood is stored in crates built by the students.
The energy inefficiencies due to cycling are least for conventional oil and gas systems, intermediate for pellet systems and greater for cordwood units.
Our commitment to living gently on the land is reflected through a director's cabin built from cordwood and clay, a garden, and cabin renovations using reclaimed materials.
Using a RUF 1100 briquetter to compress sawdust with 24,000 pounds of pressure, the bricks are twice as dense as cordwood while emitting 52 percent less particulate matter in the air, according to WCP.
Survey methods were used to determine characteristics of woodburning equipment and conditions at the time of test burns and to assess consumer reactions to the product as an alternative to cordwood.
The room beneath this chapel resting-place in Elmina is where the female slaves were packed; stacked vertically so tightly together like cordwood on end that if they slept at all, it was standing up.
The prizes Bream captured reveal coastal trade patterns, whereby high-bulk, low- value cargoes, such as timber or plaster or cordwood, were carried westward to commercial centres such as Boston, while foodstuffs and West India goods, such as rum and molasses, headed east.
Paper, lumber, cordwood, maple syrup, fruits and nuts all come from trees.
Building green; a complete how-to guide to alternate building methods--earth plaster, straw bale, cordwood, cob, living roofs, 2d ed.
But the cordwood structure is really the nerve center of the couple's kitchen garden, on Decatur Island in Washington's San Juans.
With limited beds, the swell in numbers during an extreme weather notification, would see people "stacked like cordwood.
The North Pond's 46 acres usually warms up first, and at times the bass stack up here like cordwood," said Schulte as he placed a huge largemouth into his livewell.