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timbering

[′tim·bə·riŋ]
(mining engineering)
The timber structure used for supporting the faces of an excavation during the progress of construction.

timbering

Any temporary work in timber, as formwork for concrete, shoring, etc.
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Both SOME TIMBERING and DR.JULIAN finished in front of him at Naas.
Some Timbering is another with useful experience under his belt and Eamonn Sheehy's seven-year-old is taken to win the McCarthty Insurance Group Beginners Chase while Connaught Hall should follow up her course win of last April in the bumper.
n Fit tongue and groove timbering as cladding for walls.
More than 90 percent of Vermont was forested in the early 1700s, and nearly that amount is forested today, but in between, before timbering and farming shifted West, two-thirds of the forest was denuded by settlers cutting wood for houses and clearing land for fields and pastures.
Massive timbering at the turn of the century created an even-age aspen forest.
As a key member of the Reagan and Bush farm teams, as former California Governor Pete Wilson's Food and Agriculture Department director, as an agribusiness lawyer and as a member of the national steering committee of Farmers and Ranchers for Bush, Veneman has rarely missed an opportunity to advance the interests of food-production and -processing conglomerates, to encourage policies that lead to the displacement of family farms by huge factory farms, to open public lands for mineral extraction and timbering, to support genetic modification of food and to defend biotech experimentation with agriculture.
When the end of shooting fails to bring immediate order, the free-for-all atmosphere allows poaching, timbering, and mining with no restraint, she reports.
In 1974, 10 years after Congress passed the Wilderness Act, educator Paul Petzoldt wrote, "Wilderness regions are not being threatened by mining, timbering or ranching interests; the destruction is coming from those very people who fought so gallantly to get the act passed." In response, environmentally conscious backpackers devised minimal-impact camping techniques.
When Microsoft employees object to the assault on the company's intellectual property, it is fair to ask where they stood when Spotted Owl protection was devastating timbering communities and landowners in the Northwest.
Lowell's principles and expectations for what Alaska should be contrast sharply with those of people who would remake our "last frontier" with the same blueprint of development that has degraded much of the American landscape - more roads, more mining, more timbering. Lowell, however, reminded us that Alaska is still "our last chance to do it right."
After taking into account the goal of sustaining the woodlands along with the needs of private landowners who hold 85 percent of the forest, the hundreds of wildlife species that inhabit it, the people whose livelihoods depend upon timbering and the 70 million others who live within an eight-hour drive of the woodlands, and the council recommended 37 incentives and regulations.
Today, less than three percent of the American population is engaged in farming, timbering, fishing or mining.