unlumbering

lumbering

[luhm-ber-ing]
noun
the trade or business of cutting and preparing lumber.

Origin:
1765–75; lumber1 + -ing1

unlumbering, adjective
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lumbering1 (ˈlʌmbərɪŋ)
 
n
chiefly (US), (Canadian) the business or trade of cutting, transporting, preparing, or selling timber

lumbering2 (ˈlʌmbərɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  awkward in movement
2.  moving with a rumbling sound
 
lumberingly2
 
adv
 
lumberingness2
 
n

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lumber
"timber sawn into rough planks," 1660s, Amer.Eng. (Massachusetts), earlier "disused bit of furniture; heavy, useless objects" (1552), probably from lumber (v.), perhaps influenced by Lombard, from the Italian immigrants famous as pawnbrokers and money-lenders in England
(see Lombard). The evolution of sense would be because a lumber-house ("pawn shop") naturally accumulates odds and ends of furniture.

lumber
"to move clumsily," c.1300, lomere, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. dial. Swed. loma "move slowly," O.N. lami "lame"), ultimately cognate with lame (adj.).
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