All branches projecting up between the beams were then cut away and a flooring of slabs was laid on.
But all his attempts to cross that tongue of flooring had been vetoed by the guards.
There being no flooring in the boat, there was nothing but the naked timbers for my weary bones to alight upon.
The four proceeded along the hall and over the tongue of flooring.
He and Susan went up to his room, raised the flooring, cut through the ceiling, and with the fire-escape rope dropped below.
Three feet above was the flooring, and all the rearguard passing over.
The flooring has not rotted: it must have been taken up for some purpose.
The click of heels on the flooring finally caused him to look up.
The Hall of the Two Sisters is so called from a couple of slabs of marble let into the flooring.
The flooring is not steady, and here and there holes have been eaten into the planks.
Old English flor "floor, pavement, ground, bottom (of a lake, etc.)," from Proto-Germanic *floruz "floor" (cf. Middle Dutch and Dutch vloer, Old Norse flor "floor," Middle High German vluor, German Flur "field, meadow"), from PIE *plaros "flat surface" (cf. Welsh llawr "ground"), enlarged from *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" (see plane (n.1)).
Meaning "level of a house" is from 1580s. The figurative sense in legislative assemblies (as opposed to the platform) is first recorded 1774. Spanish suelo "floor" is from Latin solum "bottom, ground, soil;" German Boden is cognate with English bottom. Floor plan attested from 1867.