face-cord

unit of wood measurement equal to a stack four by eight feet in volume

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • face cord — ☆ face cord n. a measure of wood cut for fuel, as arranged in a pile 8 feet wide, 4 feet high, and with pieces 12 to 18 inches in length * * * …   Universalium

  • face cord — ☆ face cord n. a measure of wood cut for fuel, as arranged in a pile 8 feet wide, 4 feet high, and with pieces 12 to 18 inches in length …   English World dictionary

  • face cord — noun : a cubic measure for wood equivalent to a pile whose length is 8 feet, whose height is 4 feet, and whose width varying with the length of the pieces is usually from 12 to 36 inches * * * face cord, a unit for measuring cut firewood. A pile… …   Useful english dictionary

  • face cord — noun Date: circa 1926 a unit of wood cut for fuel equal to a stack 4 × 8 feet with lengths of pieces from about 12 to 16 inches …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • face cord —    a unit of volume for firewood. See rick …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • cord — [kôrd] n. [ME & OFr corde < L chorda < Gr chordē, catgut, chord, cord < IE base * gher , intestine > YARN] 1. a thick string or thin rope 2. any force acting as a tie or bond 3. [from use of a cord in measuring] a measure of wood cut… …   English World dictionary

  • Cord (unit) — A cord of wood The cord is a unit of measure of dry volume used in Canada and the United States to measure firewood and pulpwood. A cord is the amount of wood that, when ranked and well stowed (arranged so pieces are aligned, parallel, touching… …   Wikipedia

  • Cord (volume) — The cord is a unit of measure of dry volume used in Canada and the United States to measure firewood and pulpwood. One cord, also commonly called a full cord or bush cord, is defined as convert|128|cuft|m3|2, [cite web last = British Columbia… …   Wikipedia

  • cord — corder, n. cordlike, adj. /kawrd/, n. 1. a string or thin rope made of several strands braided, twisted, or woven together. 2. Elect. a small, flexible, insulated cable. 3. a ribbed fabric, esp. corduroy. 4. a cordlike rib on the surface of cloth …   Universalium

  • Metz Cord — A fine worsted dress cloth woven in a broken twill weave. The cloth is weft face and has nearly twice as many picks as there are ends, such as 80 ends and 140 picks and 72 ends and 120 picks per inch, cotton warp and 56 s botany weft. The weave… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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