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 for timber
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timber \Tim"ber\, n. [Probably the same word as timber sort of
     wood; cf. Sw. timber, LG. timmer, MHG. zimber, G. zimmer, F.
     timbre, LL. timbrium. Cf. Timmer.] (Com.)
     A certain quantity of fur skins, as of martens, ermines,
     sables, etc., packed between boards; being in some cases
     forty skins, in others one hundred and twenty; -- called also
     timmer. [Written also timbre.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timber \Tim"ber\, n. [F. timbre. See Timbre.] (Her.)
     The crest on a coat of arms. [Written also timbre.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timber \Tim"ber\, v. t.
     To surmount as a timber does. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timber \Tim"ber\, n. [AS. timbor, timber, wood, building; akin
     to OFries. timber, D. timmer a room, G. zimmer, OHG. zimbar
     timber, a dwelling, room, Icel. timbr timber, Sw. timmer,
     Dan. t["o]mmer, Goth. timrjan to build, timrja a builder, L.
     domus a house, Gr. ? house, ? to build, Skr. dama a house.
     [root]62. Cf. Dome, Domestic.]
     1. That sort of wood which is proper for buildings or for
        tools, utensils, furniture, carriages, fences, ships, and
        the like; -- usually said of felled trees, but sometimes
        of those standing. Cf. Lumber, 3.
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              And ta'en my fiddle to the gate, . . .
              And fiddled in the timber!            --Tennyson.
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     2. The body, stem, or trunk of a tree.
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     3. Fig.: Material for any structure.
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              Such dispositions are the very errors of human
              nature; and yet they are the fittest timber to make
              politics of.                          --Bacon.
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     4. A single piece or squared stick of wood intended for
        building, or already framed; collectively, the larger
        pieces or sticks of wood, forming the framework of a
        house, ship, or other structure, in distinction from the
        covering or boarding.
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              So they prepared timber . . . to build the house.
                                                    --1 Kings v.
                                                    18.
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              Many of the timbers were decayed.     --W. Coxe.
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     5. Woods or forest; wooden land. [Western U. S.]
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     6. (Shipbuilding) A rib, or a curving piece of wood,
        branching outward from the keel and bending upward in a
        vertical direction. One timber is composed of several
        pieces united.
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     Timber and room. (Shipbuilding) Same as Room and space.
        See under Room.
  
     Timber beetle (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        beetles the larvae of which bore in timber; as, the silky
        timber beetle ({Lymexylon sericeum).
  
     Timber doodle (Zool.), the American woodcock. [Local, U.
        S.]
  
     Timber grouse (Zool.), any species of grouse that inhabits
        woods, as the ruffed grouse and spruce partridge; --
        distinguished from prairie grouse.
  
     Timber hitch (Naut.), a kind of hitch used for temporarily
        marking fast a rope to a spar. See Illust. under Hitch.
        
  
     Timber mare, a kind of instrument upon which soldiers were
        formerly compelled to ride for punishment. --Johnson.
  
     Timber scribe, a metal tool or pointed instrument for
        marking timber. --Simmonds.
  
     Timber sow. (Zool.) Same as Timber worm, below. --Bacon.
  
     Timber tree, a tree suitable for timber.
  
     Timber worm (Zool.), any larval insect which burrows in
        timber.
  
     Timber yard, a yard or place where timber is deposited.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timber \Tim"ber\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Timbered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Timbering.]
     To furnish with timber; -- chiefly used in the past
     participle.
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           His bark is stoutly timbered.            --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timber \Tim"ber\, v. i.
     1. To light on a tree. [Obs.]
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     2. (Falconry) To make a nest.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  timber
      n 1: the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building
           material [syn: lumber, timber]
      2: a beam made of wood
      3: a post made of wood
      4: land that is covered with trees and shrubs [syn: forest,
         woodland, timberland, timber]
      5: (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice
         or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was
         rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell
         summoned them to meet" [syn: timbre, timber, quality,
         tone]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "timber":
     afforestation, arboretum, balk, bare pole, beam, beams, billet,
     board, boarding, boards, boondocks, bush, bushveld, character,
     chase, clapboard, climax forest, cloud forest, conifer, cord,
     cordwood, deal, dendrology, driftwood, evergreen, firewood, forest,
     forest land, forest preserve, forestry, fringing forest,
     fruit tree, gallery forest, girder, greenwood, hanger, hardwood,
     hardwood tree, index forest, jungle, jungles, lath, lathing,
     lathwork, log, lumber, mast, material, national forest,
     palmetto barrens, panelboard, paneling, panelwork, park,
     park forest, pine barrens, plank, planking, planks, plyboard,
     plywood, pole, pollard, post, potential, primeval forest, prospect,
     protection forest, puncheon, quality, rafter, rain forest,
     reforestation, sapling, scrub, scrubland, seedling,
     selection forest, shade tree, shake, sheathing, sheathing board,
     sheeting, shingle, shrubland, sideboard, siding, silviculture,
     slab, slat, softwood, softwood tree, spar, splat, sprout forest,
     stand of timber, state forest, stave, stick, stick of wood,
     stovewood, stuff, talent, three-by-four, timber tree, timbering,
     timberland, timberwork, tree, tree veld, two-by-four,
     virgin forest, weald, weatherboard, wildwood, wood, woodland,
     woods
  
  

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