woodshed


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wood·shed

 (wo͝od′shĕd′)
n.
A shed in which firewood is stored.
intr.v. wood·shed·ded, wood·shed·ding, wood·sheds Slang
To practice on a musical instrument.
Idioms:
take (someone) to the woodshed
To reprimand or punish (someone).
trip to the woodshed
An instance of being reprimanded or punished.

woodshed

(ˈwʊdˌʃɛd)
n
(Building) a small outbuilding where firewood, garden tools, etc, are stored

wood•shed

(ˈwʊdˌʃɛd)

n., v. -shed•ded, -shed•ding. n.
1. a shed for storing wood for fuel.
v.i.
2. Informal. to practice a musical instrument assiduously and with a specific goal in mind: He's woodshedding for next week's show.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.woodshed - a shed for storing firewood or garden tools
shed - an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
Translations

woodshed

[ˈwʊdʃed] Nleñera f

woodshed

[ˈwʊdʃɛd] nhangar m à boiswood stove woodstove [ˈwʊdstəʊv] (US) npoêle m à bois

woodshed

[ˈwʊdˌʃɛd] nlegnaia
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and the crash of an empty bottle against the back of his aunt's woodshed brought him wide awake, and a single minute later he was dressed and out of the win- dow and creeping along the roof of the "ell" on all fours.
But the other, I had it sent to the shop so as not to bother Sarah, an' I sneaked it in last night an' hid it in the woodshed.
In the woodshed Tom resurrected the hidden treasure and took off the wrapping paper.
To go of errands with his slow and shuffling gait, which made you doubt how he ever was to arrive anywhere; to saw a small household's foot or two of firewood, or knock to pieces an old barrel, or split up a pine board for kindling-stuff; in summer, to dig the few yards of garden ground appertaining to a low-rented tenement, and share the produce of his labor at the halves; in winter, to shovel away the snow from the sidewalk, or open paths to the woodshed, or along the clothes-line; such were some of the essential offices which Uncle Venner performed among at least a score of families.
I have also a small woodshed adjoining, made chiefly of the stuff which was left after building the house.
The April baby came panting up just as I had written that, the others hurrying along behind, and with flaming cheeks displayed for my admiration three brand-new kittens, lean and blind, that she was carrying in her pinafore, and that had just been found motherless in the woodshed.
Adam walked round the house, and still saw nothing except a rat which darted into the woodshed as he passed.
He still slept in his little room at Maria's, but the sight of his new clothes caused the neighborhood children to cease from calling him "hobo" and "tramp" from the roofs of woodsheds and over back fences.
It wasn't a whiteout but there was enough to get the children up at dawn dragging sledges, skis and snowboards out of the woodshed.
Outside the property, there's a garage and a number of outbuildings including a woodshed, storage shed, a purpose-built wood pellet storehouse and a green house.
Similarly, KPOP the show - an ARS Nova production in collaboration with Ma-Yi Theater Company and Woodshed Collective, which opened on Friday night at A.
The charity supports local businesses such as Gateshead's GWK Woodshed, which sells wood furniture made from repurposed timber and offcuts.