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- ‘As they waited at a timber yard in South Yorkshire, they were amazed when another two lorries turned up containing more than eight million more un-taxed cigarettes from France.’
- ‘Before long he opened a timber yard in Hindley Street on leased land.’
- ‘The court heard the defendants met up with the man at Christmas 2000, at a disused timber yard in Nottinghamshire, where the illegal diesel was then being made.’
- ‘I spent hours at the timber yard organising materials.’
- ‘At first I thought the area below Kingston bridge near the old timber yards was going to produce a monster pike.’
- ‘The blazing timber yard, which is close to a main train line, brought services on the Tilbury loop line to halt as the line was closed for safety reasons.’
- ‘He worked in the timber yard opposite and had seen the men entering the building.’
- ‘But Brooke's timber yard and the pungent-smelling Thompson flour mill is hardly on the tourist trail.’
- ‘A worker has been crushed to death at a Bradford timber yard.’
- ‘A woman recently took a trailer to a Christchurch timber yard to buy some decking for a home project.’
- ‘Under the good planks on the top of the pile in the timber yard were all the shoddy ones.’
- ‘There was a timber yard next door and someone thought to test the process on pine.’
- ‘The mill flourished, with timber trolleyed down to the timber yard and hauled onto a wagon pulled by five stout horses.’
- ‘You got home from the timber yard, you shaped it up and carved it out, and yes, you were in the water the next day after you varnished it.’
- ‘He rents a room overlooking an elementary school and is given a job at a timber yard.’
- ‘An 85-year-old Philadelphia timber yard owner says he hasn't seen the top of his desk for 43 years.’
- ‘There was large scale logging and a huge timber yard in the vicinity.’
- ‘More than 100 residents crammed into the meeting as Knightspur homes unveiled its proposal for the former timber yard at Freeman's Yard.’
- ‘Peter, who spent the 1990s working in a South Craven timber yard, made the latest film after moving to Dallas with his Texan wife Angelique.’
- ‘The bill would give an incentive to schools, hospitals, hotels, farmers or timber yards to install their own small-scale units such as wood burners, ground heat pumps or straw-fired heating.’
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