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shiver me timbers

An exclamation of surprise. The phrase originated with sailors (as "shiver one's timbers" meant to destroy one's ship) and is usually used today in cartoonish portrayals of pirates. Well, shiver me timbers—I didn't think you were getting into town until tomorrow! You got cast as a pirate in the play? I bet you have one line—"Shiver me timbers!"
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take to the tall timber

To leave quickly and covertly. Primarily heard in US. I think Adam took to the tall timber—no one has seen or heard from him in weeks
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head for (the) tall timber

Rur. to run away and hide. When we heard Pa's angry bellow, we headed for the tall timber. The bank robbers headed for tall timber with their loot.
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tall timber(s)

some remote place in the country or the woods. Oh, Chuck lives out in the tall timbers somewhere. He only has a post office box number. You're not going to move me out into the tall timber somewhere!
See also: tall, timber

tall timbers

n. some remote well-forested place; the boondocks. Oh, Chuck lives out in the tall timbers somewhere. He only has a post office box number.
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The river snaked through a valley flanked on both sides by wide gravel bars guarded by high, timbered ridges.
We were headed along the timbered north slope when Terry spotted a sheep rump about 80 yards below.
Joan of Arc may have passed some of the timbered houses on the Rue St.
September Cottage has been thoughtfully extended to a high standard Fully fitted kitchen with a range of pine units A feature cast iron staircase leads up to an attractive timbered gallery
Order coffee in the ancient timbered hall then follow well-worn stairs past the minstrel gallery to a four-poster bed.
Trees, including isolated pines and small timbered pockets, were uniformly killed throughout the fire's area.
A newly opened stable here offers trail rides and overnight pack trips year-round into the tall timbered wildlands of the state park, which is just north of Guerneville and the Russian River, about 75 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
QUAINT: the rear garden of the timbered Church Cottages and, inset, a living room has a beamed ceiling
To the northeast, the cloud-scraping Wallowa Mountains, dominated by the Forest Service's heavily timbered, 360,000-acre Eagle Cap Wilderness, grab the skyline.
The stone and half timbered property has been the subject of sympathetic restoration and modernisation by owners over recent years and is being marketed by Evans Hardy Bromwich.
The black and white timbered house, built on a gentle slope, dates from the 17th Century.
The national forests and grasslands of Region One stretch from the prairies and badlands of the Dakotas, through eastern Montana's rolling hills and isolated ponderosa-pine woodlands, to the rugged mountaintops and steep, timbered canyons in western Montana and northern Idaho.
Dragon's Den Hilary Devey's sumptuous wing at Rangemore Hall Page 4-5 School of thought Westgate is a spacious Victorian family home Page 6-7 Hillhampton Timbered cottage with 17th century origins Page 16 Lower Rookery A 23-acre plot ripe for development Pages 17 A real barnstormer One couple's vision that turned into an award winner Page 37 Property Expert Encouraging advice for first-time buyers Pages 38 POST PROPERTY correspondents are Alison Jones and Annie Roberts Email: PostSupplements@mrn.
Protesters said the signs spoiled the local conservation area, especially as Nantclwyd is believed to be the oldest timbered town house in Wales.