as in forest
a dense growth of trees and shrubs covering a large area upon our approach the deer disappeared back into the timber from whence it had come

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as in wood
tree logs as prepared for human use needed a new load of timber to finish building the house

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as in potential
the basic elements from which something can be developed a novel with the timber to become a best seller, if marketed correctly

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“Timber.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/timber. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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