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1A person who works with timber.
- ‘Even if the timbermen are purely motivated by the public good, they have to work with state legislators who come to the table with agendas of their own.’
- ‘The timbermen replied that they had legal rights to cut the timber and she had no right to interfere.’
- ‘It sounds like an air-raid siren but in fact it calls the timbermen back off shore leave.’
- ‘Josephine prepared food for the timbermen who lived in the ‘hollows’ located within the area.’
2A greyish-brown longhorn beetle with extremely long antennae, occurring in the old pine forests of northern Europe. The wood-boring larvae live chiefly in fallen or felled trees.
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