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Wood floating in or washed up by a body of water.
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(Environmental Science) wood floating on or washed ashore by the sea or other body of water
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1. wood floating on a body of water or cast ashore by it.
2. such wood adapted for use in interior decoration.
3. of, pertaining to, or made of driftwood.
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Noun1.driftwood - wood that is floating or that has been washed ashoredriftwood - wood that is floating or that has been washed ashore
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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[ˈdrɪftwʊd] Nmadera f de deriva
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[ˈdrɪftwʊd] nbois m flotté
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[ˈdrɪftwud] nlegno portato dalla corrente
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(drift) noun
1. a heap of something driven together, especially snow. His car stuck in a snowdrift.
2. the direction in which something is going; the general meaning. I couldn't hear you clearly, but I did catch the drift of what you said.
1. to (cause to) float or be blown along. Sand drifted across the road; The boat drifted down the river.
2. (of people) to wander or live aimlessly. She drifted from job to job.
ˈdrifter noun
1. a fishing-boat that uses a net which floats near the surface of the water.
2. a person who drifts.
ˈdriftwood noun
wood floating on or cast up on the shore by the sea. We made a fire with driftwood.
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References in classic literature ?
She had even roofed the hole in rough fashion by means of drift wood and marsh grass.
At the same time, a mass of drift wood got stuck between the helm and the propeller, which only complicated the work of about 20 firefighters who tried to stop the pontoon.
Interested parties should bring their ID cards, register at the checkpoints, and get a drift wood transportation registration form to guarantee the ownership of the wood they pick, the TFDO said.
"I took this photo of an egret standing on some broken drift wood located near the fish market of Don Galo of Paranaque," writes Geno.
Mark said: "He had a big hand in it but it was the recovery group themselves who built it, all with drift wood gathered off the beach at Blyth and a bit further down.
With natural materials, drift wood inlays a largely button-free fascia me and a huge central touchscreen the driver's 'office' is a coolly efficient place to be.
Other creature comforts include a Harman Kardon sound system that can be upgraded to a premium Bowers and Wilkins set-up with 15 speakers, all the connectivity systems necessary to link to a smartphone and options such as four-zone climate control, drift wood inlays, ventilated Nappa leather upholstery and plenty more besides.
Crafted from solid drift wood, this coffee table will make the perfect partner for your tropical palette by adding a wonderful nature-inspired feel to the room.
These include a specially commissioned piece, which has circular scene depicting waves, pebbles on the beach and drift wood. Birmingham may be just over 100 miles from the nearest beach, but there's a tiny piece of shoreline right in the city.
There's also a drift wood shelf - which is reclaimed from a wintry beach walk at Rest Bay - that holds a special place in Mandy's favourite room.
Tom has been collecting drift wood from the beaches along the Northumberland coastline for decades and sculpting and making it into many different and stange subjects, which he calls Shanti Art.
The lobby welcomes you with a gentle, beach-inspired palette of simple architectural materials including porcelain tile, drift wood, solid surface, and paint tastefully combined to re-interpret the shapes of sails, drift wood, and fisherman's glass floats.