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Abutment A rock or timber structure built along the bank of ...
Adam's Fruit Dried apples, pregnant women. ...
Addle To earn by labor ...
Adze A tool used in hewing logs to flatten them on ...
After the turn of the night Any time after midnight ...
Agropelter A horrible animal that lived in hollow trees mostly in ...
Alder Grab The stem od an alder, or other small tree which ...
Alibi Day Payday in camp when many loggers developed tooth aches or ...
All Hands And The Cook The call or cry that a log jam had occurred ...
All Out A term used by the camp foreman when he opened ...
Alley or Alley Way The roofed-over space between the kitchen and sleeping quarters where ...
Alligator 1. A boat used in handling floating logs. It could ...
Amen Corner A corner of the logging camp bunk house where the ...
Anchor Brand Strawberries Prunes. A term used on Great Lake lumber ships. ...
Anchor Ice Ice in shady places and along the banks of a ...
Anchor Line A line attached to a small buoy and to one ...
Animal Ox, horse, or mule used for skidding and other woods ...
Apron 1. A platform projecting downstream from the sluiceway of a ...
Ark 1. Where the camp stores are kept. 2. The boat or ...
Arsneau A derrick for loading logs. ...
As Easy As Falling Off A Log A term that came directly out of the woods and ...
Ax Helve An ax handle ...
Ax Man a woods worker whose main job was using the double-bitted ...
Ax or Axe The conventional chopping tool of the lumberjack. He took great ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group