two-by-four


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two-by-four

A piece of timber, nominally 2 in.(5 cm) thick by 4 in. (10 cm) wide, but actually 1? in. by 3? in. (4.13 cm by 9.21 cm).
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Rojas then came up from behind and struck Walker in the face with a two-by-four and beat him with the board until Thornton pulled Rojas off and told him to stop, Thorton testified.
Attaching to the edge of a desk, table, workbench, two-by-four, or sawhorse, the Clamp-On Surge Protector quickly moves from your workshop to your home -- its versatility is limited only by your imagination (and 1-1/2 inches in height).
Nails protruded from both ends of the two-by-four, Koch said the ex-wife told police.