Lumber Lum"ber, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lumbered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lumbering}.] 1. To heap together in disorder. `` Stuff lumbered together.'' --Rymer. [1913 Webster]

2. To fill or encumber with lumber; as, to lumber up a room. [1913 Webster]

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