The west portal of Rouen is half covered by a forest of timbering.
You knew when I asked you if the timbering was secure that you had not wedged your cross-beams.
The method of timbering and mining, while well enough known, has not been generally used in the United States.
The fresher the air in mines, the more durable is the timbering.
As the amount of soft ground in the face increased, the system of timbering was gradually changed to one of 2-in.
The expense of timbering would be too great, even if it could be sound.
The boys and men who were "timbering" us threw rocks and clubbed us most diligently.
The interior walls were of timbering and plaster, often white- or colour-washed.
A smoky lamp burned here and there among the timbering, and shadowy figures were busy in recesses with hammer and drill.
The central portion of the roadway was then undermined and supported by timbering suspended from the steel beams.
Old English timber "building, structure," later "building material, trees suitable for building," and "wood in general," from Proto-Germanic *temran (cf. Old Frisian timber "wood, building," Old High German zimbar "timber, wooden dwelling, room," Old Norse timbr "timber," German Zimmer "room"), from PIE *demrom-, from root *dem-/*dom- "build" (source of Greek domos, Latin domus; see domestic (adj.)).
The related Old English verb timbran, timbrian was the chief word for "to build" (cf. Dutch timmeren, German zimmern). As a call of warning when a cut tree is about to fall, it is attested from 1912 in Canadian English. Timbers in the nautical slang sense (see shiver (n.)) is from the specialized meaning "pieces of wood composing the frames of a ship's hull" (1748).
An exclamation of triumph, achievement, etc
[1912+; fr the cry of loggers as a tree begins to fall]