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Two-by-four   /tu-baɪ-fɔr/   Listen

A timber measuring (slightly under) 2 inches by 4 inches in cross section.

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"Two-by-four" Quotes from Famous Books

... replied the other, in the same confidential tone. "It ain't no two-by-four campaign. All I got to say to you boys is: 'Foller yer leader'—and ...
— In the Arena - Stories of Political Life • Booth Tarkington

... to reason with you," he said. "There is only one way to handle such as you. At present I hold the power to coerce you, and I shall continue to hold that power until I am safely out of your two-by-four kingdom. If you do as I say you shall have your throne back again. If you refuse, why by Heaven you shall never have it. I'll ...
— The Mad King • Edgar Rice Burroughs

... no physical pain. They could have drilled me with a blunt two-by-four and I'd not have ...
— Stop Look and Dig • George O. Smith

Words linked to "Two-by-four" :   timber

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