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Banking Decking or piling logs on the river bank. Logs were ...
Banking Ground A landing or rollway where logs are piled. ...
Baptist Cone Used in skidding operations, a steel cone placed over the ...
Bar Horseshoe A horseshoe with a metal plate, put on when a ...
Bar Room That part of a camp where the loggers slept. Term ...
Bar Room Man A chore boy, bull cook, flunky. ...
Barber chair (Barberchair) A vertical split in a tree, generally caused by an ...
Barber Pole A sawed tree fallen on another, bending it over. ...
Barefoot How a lumberjack felt when he wore smooth-soled shoes instead ...
Barienger Brake A series of drums wound with heavy cable and operated ...
Bark Blazer A sharp ax or hatchet used to cleave a portion ...
Bark Dray A dray used to haul hemlock bark out of the ...
Bark Eater 1. A lumberjack 2. A sawmill hand. ...
Bark Is Slipping A good time to peel poles or pulp sticks. ...
Bark Ladder A platform or rack mounted on a wagon or sled ...
Bark Mark A mark stamped into the side of a log to ...
Bark Marker One who cuts the bark mark or water mark on ...
Bark Peeler A cant hook that did not function properly in rolling ...
Bark Spud A tool for peeling bark off of log. Hemlock bark ...
Barker 1. One who peels bark in gathering tanbark. 2. The tool ...
Barking Ax A small, short handled, broad ax for ringing bark before ...
Barking Bar A barking iron or barking spud used for peeling bark. ...
Barking Iron A tool for peeling bark off of logs. ...
Barn Boss A man whose duty was to care for the horses ...
Barn Boy A barn boss's helper. ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group