A structure made with timbers, as the framework of a boat or house.
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(Building) a structure made of timber
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(ˈtɪm bərˌwɜrk)

structural work formed of timbers.
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Activities and entertainment offered every day of the fair include Miller's Petting Zoo, the Ag Adventure presented by the Lake County Farm Bureau, Lambs Farm's Creature Features, the Lake County Farm Heritage Society, Ham Bone Express pig racing, Banana Derby racing (dogs with monkey jockeys), Timberwork's Lumberjack Show and the Canine Start Stunt Dog Show, as well as various farm animal shows and demonstrations.
The Chinese construction expert added that ancient Chinese architecture was mainly timberwork that included wooden posts, beams, lintels and joists made up the framework of a house, where walls served as the separation of rooms without bearing the weight of the whole house, which was unique to China.
In 1846 Franz von Loher wrote: "Flint appeared with the tide lapping at the broad castle ruin, the ships and boats, the ancient-looking houses and huts scattered about, the timberwork on the beach with various people around - all this, awash with an air of calm and a damp sheen, made a fine impression."
In the 1960s it was considered as a place that could be of use because of the Cold War, but surveys showed dry rot in the timberwork, and it has lain unused ever since.
These included maritime operations (PARBOIL), airborne operations (TIMBERWORK), air operations (MIDRIFF) and psychological operations (HUMIDOR).
(9,23) Therefore, the parables that Jesus told, despite being a carpenter's son, were not based on carpentry or timberwork, but activities such as tilling, sowing and mowing, economy, livestock, grazing, vinification vintage and the preparation of bread.
All of the teams involved have gone over and above to make sure the works, including lock gate replacements, brickwork and timberwork repairs and repointing were finished in time for the start of spring to cause minimal disruption to boaters, cyclists, anglers and walkers.
Other character features include flagstone floors, exposed timberwork, inglenook fireplaces with multi-fuel burning stoves, polished oak boarded floors and latch doors.
Wonderfully spacious marble interiors in the main reception areas and luxurious furniture and intricate timberwork in the charming conservatory are a nod to antiquity, while the heated outdoor swimming pool and brand new terrace with breathtaking views of the shore are signs that the owners' continuing efforts to keep standards up are working.