dry wood


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dry wood

1. (US) Wood dried to a moisture content of from 15 to 19%.
2. (Brit.) Wood dried to a moisture content of from 15 to 23%.
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I had the presence of mind at that minute to think, that though I could not help them, it might be that they might help me; so I brought together all the dry wood I could get at hand, and making a good handsome pile, I set it on fire upon the hill.
Old people did not know enough once, perchance, to fetch fresh fuel to keep the fire a-going; new people put a little dry wood under a pot, and are whirled round the globe with the speed of birds, in a way to kill old people, as the phrase is.
The engines were soon upon the spot, but the dry wood burned with great fury, and it was impossible to arrest the conflagration until the stack had been entirely consumed.
He washed the dishes, foraged dry wood, mended a broken pack-strap, put an edge on the butcher-knife and camp-axe, and repacked the picks and shovels into a more carryable parcel.
Their cultivation is local, as if you should rub a log of dry wood in one spot to produce fire, all the rest remaining cold.
He gathered an armful of dry wood, and with a few stones made a place for his fire.
Contract notice: service market -mission of safety protection health (sps) - construction of school group of dry wood - guava
However, the ability of dry-wood termites to live in dry wood without outside moisture or contact with the ground makes them a definite menace in the regions where they occur.
With free solar energy available, it is worthwhile to dry wood for a year or two.
He said that coal is being sold at Rs 50 per kg while dry wood being sold at Rs 700 per 40 kilograms.
He said coal is being sold at Rs 60 to 70 per kg while dry wood is selling at Rs 700 to 900 per 40 kilograms.
On green burning days, air circulation is good and people can burn wood in stoves and fireplaces without creating a pollution problem - though it's still important to burn dry wood and make sure that visible smoke isn't billowing from the chimney.