Sentence Examples


  • The most durable of fences are those formed of small oaks, split lengthwise by the wedge into thin boards.
  • It is not as durable as round rope and is heavier for the same working strength.
  • A more durable and more beautiful stone for building is the reddish or reddish-brown Potsdam sandstone of which there are extensive formations on the N.W.
  • The live oak is one of the most valuable timber trees of the genus, the wood being extremely durable, both exposed to air and under water; heavy and closegrained, it is perhaps the best of the American oaks for shipbuilding, and is invaluable for water-wheels and mill-work.
  • Masonry and concrete are more durable than metal, and metal than timber.