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Cackleberries Eggs, same as hen fruit. ...
Cackler A white-collar worker. ...
Calaboose The lumberjack term for jail. ...
Caldron A large kettle for boiling clothes. ...
Caliper Rule Scale rule for measuring logs. ...
Calk or Caulk To drive moss or oakum between logs ...
Calking Bar A wood or iron bar for driving moss or oakum ...
Calks or Coulks (pronounced "corks" by the rivermen) 1. Short, sharp spikes set in ...
Camboose (orinally spelled cambus or caboose) 1. The central open fire bed ...
Camel Back A steel incline to run railroad logging car wheels back ...
Camp A logging camp. ...
Camp Dog A helper who cared for the bunks and sleeping quarters ...
Camp Fiddler Any jack who played the violin for the entertainment of ...
Camp Hunter A hunter who kept the camp supplied with deer meat. ...
Camp Inspector A short-time worker, or one who traveled from camp to ...
Camp Robber The Canadian Jay bird, the whiskey jack. Bird about the ...
Camp Site The location of a logging camp. ...
Camp Watchman A man who guarded the logging camp during the summer ...
Canada To use a cant hook to get logs started up ...
Canada Grays Warm woolen socks, German socks. ...
Canada Peaker A system of arranging logs on a load in the ...
Canada Side Opposite of the face side. Same as gin pole side. ...
Candy Side That crew of a camp that was best equipped. ...
Cannoned A log being sent up skids to a rollway, or ...
Cant Refers to hewn timbers or a timber or a timber ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group