One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]usually as noun kiln-drying
Dry (a material such as wood or sand) in a kiln.
- ‘World-soaked preachers and churches must be kiln-dried before they are fit for revival kindling wood.’
- ‘Good frames are made with kiln-dried wood to prevent warping and cracking.’
- ‘James had taken half the logs as payment for his sawing into rough boards, and charged me $800 for kiln-drying and planing into tongue-and-groove.’
- ‘All timber used is kiln-dried and pressure-impregnated to withstand the harsh desert climate and is from renewable sources.’
- ‘The decline will end when manufacturers understand international standards, start to use properly kiln-dried wood and make furniture with a floating construction.’
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