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B.F. (BF) Standard abbreviation for Board Foot. ...
Babe The name of the mythical Paul Bunyan's Blue Ox. ...
Back Cant Reverse use of a cant hook to hold a log ...
Back Cut In sawing down timber, the cut put into the tree ...
Back Forty Way back in the brush- A long haul. ...
Backfire A fire set in front of an oncoming fire to ...
Badger Brand of smoking or chewing tobacco used by the lumberjacks. ...
Bag Boom An open boom used to impound logs at the mouth ...
Bagnio A girl house. Sometimes called a boarding house. A famous ...
Bake Oven A cruiser's tent with one sloping side and two ends. ...
Baker A large stove with a series of ovens placed one ...
Bald-Faced Whisky A potent, cheap grade of whisky. ...
Ball Hammer A small iron hammer with a flat head on one ...
Ball Hooter One who rolls logs down a hillside. ...
Ball The Jack To travel fast. ...
Balloon A pack; a bedroll ...
Balsam 1. Short for Balsam Fir. 2. The gum or pitch from ...
Balsam Myrrh 1. Pitch from the balsam tree used for healing wounds, ...
Band Saw A saw in the form of an endless belt running ...
Banick From Scotch word Bannock meaning a biscuit, a hard bread. ...
Banjo A number two shovel ...
Bank To pile up logs on a landing for transporting to ...
Bank Beavers Rivermen or river rats driving the rear on a log ...
Banked Logs Logs piled at the edge of a stream or lake ...
Bankers Lumberjacks who pile logs on the banking grounds. ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group