All Words Glossary
- A person or thing which collects, or which creates or manages a collection.
He is an avid of nineteenth-century postage stamps.
That old piano is just a big dust .
- A person who is employed to collect payments.
She works for the government as a tax .
(context, electronics) The amplified terminal on a bipolar junction transistor.
- A logical clause or phrase that a conditional statement uses. The phrase can either be true or false.
- The health status of a medical patient.
- The state of any object, referring to the amount of its wear.
- To undergo the process of acclimation.
"I became conditioned to the absence of seasons in San Diego."
To subject to different conditions, especially as an exercise.
"They were conditioning their shins in their karate class."
- To shape the behaviour of someone to do something.
- Wood suitable for use as firewood; firewood cut and split into conveniently sized pieces for easy stacking into cords.
<b>1884</b> The June rise used to be always luck for me; because as soon as that rise begins here comes floating down, and pieces of log rafts -- sometimes a dozen logs together; so all you have to do is to catch them and sell them to the wood-yards and the sawmill. " Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=636219280&tag=Twain,+Mark,+1835-1910:+Adventures+of+Huckleberry+Finn,+1884&query=cordwood&id=Twa2Huc Chapter 7.
<b>1884</b> The price of the paper was two dollars a year, but he took in three subscriptions for half a dollar apiece on condition of them paying him in advance; they were going to pay in and onions as usual, but he said he had just bought the concern and knocked down the price as low as he could afford it, and was going to run it for cash. " Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=636464442&tag=Twain,+Mark,+1835-1910:+Adventures+of+Huckleberry+Finn,+1884&query=cordwood&id=Twa2Huc Chapter 20.
<b>1899</b> In his earlier days he had been successful both as a small farmer and as a dealer in and hoop-poles; and many of his ventures in this line had sailed out of the tortuous rivers of South Jersey to Philadelphia, where the wood and the poles then found ready sale. " T.G. Steward. A Charleston Love Story http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=592056153&tag=Steward,+T.+G.:++A+Charleston+Love+Story;+or,+Hortense+Vanross,+1899&query=cordwood&id=SteHort Chapter 1.
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