She plays with Captain Lovelock like a child with a wooden harlequin, she pulls on a string and he raises his arms and legs. If you have wooden floors, they won`t stink, but they can be scratched or damaged. Each hive has a series of flat wooden frames in a wooden box. From cognac to bourbon, rye to tequila añejo, many of our beloved spirits spend years aging in wooden barrels. We both have a wooden cabin in society where we can barely turn around if we have a table in it. The whole thing begins to look like a puzzle, like a children`s toy stand with wooden soldiers on it expanding and contracting. This pan comes with a wooden pulp spreader and a long “Bakelite” handle to keep your hands away from the heat. In the United States, people have warned against taking wood nickel. Given this crucial importance, the Macallan is notoriously practical when it comes to its wooden barrels. The Barasana in the dense forests of Colombia, for example, traditionally live in wooden longhouses called malokas. Aunt Rosa would hit him by hand if a single wooden boat broke.
One of Yung Pak`s favorite toys was a wooden jumping jack with a cardboard tongue. The stones may have already been attached to wooden handles, Hublin and colleagues say. Find the answers online with Practical English Usage, your go-to guide to problems in English. Join our community to access the latest language learning and assessment tips from Oxford University Press! These men are used to hiding in the forest for long periods of time. Related to Dutch wede (“wood, twig”), Middle High German wite (“wood”), Danish ved (“wood”), Swedish ved (“firewood”), Icelandic viður (“wood”). Other related words include Irish fiodh (“one forest, one tree”), Irish fid (“tree”) and Welsh gwŷdd (“trees”); all from the Proto-Celtic *widus (“wood”). Not related to Dutch woud (“forest”), German forest (“forest”) (see English will). From Middle English wode, from Old English wudu, widu (“wood, forest, grove; Tree; Holz”), from West Proto-Germanic *widu, from Proto-Germanic *widuz (“wood”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁weydhh₁- (“to separate”).
In the sense of “wooded area”, the singular usually refers to a distinct forest area, while the plural is often used to refer to a vaguely defined area. They stopped encouraging people to cut wood for fuel. Made of Middle English wood, from Old English wōd (“crazy, crazy”). See the full etymology on wode. I usually take the dog for a walk in the woods behind our house.