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.
"Fuel silos have been incorporated internally within the existing building, which feed dry wood chip into the boilers via augers.
Wet wood is easier to split than dry wood, so when pruning trees, cut branches to size and stack logs out of the rain for at least six months to season properly.
On the other hand people have also concerned over increased the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and dry wood.
As for which extermination method to choose, this can depend on the type of termites in question, and some methods are matters of debate within the termite industry, particularly with regard to a common species known as dry wood termites.
The tribesmen had demanded that the government provide them facilities, including cellular services, electricity and using dry wood of forests as an alternative to natural gas which is absent from the area.
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.