face cord
noun Date: circa 1926 a unit of wood cut for fuel equal to a stack 4 × 8 feet with lengths of pieces from about 12 to 16 inches

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • face cord — ☆ face cord n. a measure of wood cut for fuel, as arranged in a pile 8 feet wide, 4 feet high, and with pieces 12 to 18 inches in length * * * …   Universalium

  • face cord — ☆ face cord n. a measure of wood cut for fuel, as arranged in a pile 8 feet wide, 4 feet high, and with pieces 12 to 18 inches in length …   English World dictionary

  • face cord — noun : a cubic measure for wood equivalent to a pile whose length is 8 feet, whose height is 4 feet, and whose width varying with the length of the pieces is usually from 12 to 36 inches * * * face cord, a unit for measuring cut firewood. A pile… …   Useful english dictionary

  • face-cord — unit of wood measurement equal to a stack four by eight feet in volume Units of Measurement …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • face cord —    a unit of volume for firewood. See rick …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • cord — [kôrd] n. [ME & OFr corde < L chorda < Gr chordē, catgut, chord, cord < IE base * gher , intestine > YARN] 1. a thick string or thin rope 2. any force acting as a tie or bond 3. [from use of a cord in measuring] a measure of wood cut… …   English World dictionary

  • Cord (unit) — A cord of wood The cord is a unit of measure of dry volume used in Canada and the United States to measure firewood and pulpwood. A cord is the amount of wood that, when ranked and well stowed (arranged so pieces are aligned, parallel, touching… …   Wikipedia

  • Cord (volume) — The cord is a unit of measure of dry volume used in Canada and the United States to measure firewood and pulpwood. One cord, also commonly called a full cord or bush cord, is defined as convert|128|cuft|m3|2, [cite web last = British Columbia… …   Wikipedia

  • cord — corder, n. cordlike, adj. /kawrd/, n. 1. a string or thin rope made of several strands braided, twisted, or woven together. 2. Elect. a small, flexible, insulated cable. 3. a ribbed fabric, esp. corduroy. 4. a cordlike rib on the surface of cloth …   Universalium

  • John Mc Cord — Fiche d’identité Nationalité …   Wikipédia en Français

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