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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
2. Subservience to Ends
1. Actual Subservience
 
635. Materials.
 
  
NOUN:MATERIAL, raw material, stuff, stock, staple; ore.
  [BUILDING MATERIAL] marble, granite, limestone, freestone, sandstone, brown stone; stone, metal, brick, bricks and mortar; chinking, mortar, lime, chunam [India], clay, plaster, daubing, concrete, cement, reënforced concrete; unburnt brick, adobe; composition, compo; slates, tiles; whitewash [See Covering].
  wood, timber, clapboard, shingle, shake, puncheon, log, rafter, beam, joist; two-by-four, three-by-four; post, upright, stud, lath; wall board.
  MATERIALS; supplies, munition, fuel, grist, household stuff; crockery [See Calefaction]; pabulum (food) [See Food]; oilcloth, linoleum; ammunition (arms) [See Arms]; contingents; relay, reënforcement; baggage (personal property) [See Property]; means [See Means].
  FABRICS, calico, cambric, cashmere, linen, cotton, wool, silk; muslin, lawn, voile, gingham, dimity, broadcloth, homespun, serge, tweed, crêpe de chine, chiffon, satin, velvet.
  
ADJECTIVE:raw (unprepared) [See Nonpreparation]; finished; wooden &c. n.; adobe.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. All the means of action—The shapeless masses, the materials—Lie everywhere about us.—Longfellow
  2. The carpenter dresses his plank—the tongue of his fore-plane whistles its wild ascending lisp.—Whitman

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