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Cant Dog A riverman's tool. A short-handled peavey. Once described by a ...
Cant Hook A tool like a peavey, but having a toe ring ...
Cant Hook Man A logger working at a landing or rollway. ...
Canuck A Canadian logger ...
Caper Any festivity, but usually a dance. ...
Capering Clothes Dress up or party clothes. ...
Cappot or Capote Hooded overcoat like a parka. A Canadian term. ...
Capstan A vertical cleated drum revolving on an upright spindle and ...
Car Stakes Stakes on the sides of a flatcar to prevent logs ...
Car Wire Wire used to keep car stakes from spreading when car ...
Card Man A union man. Often shortened to just card. ...
Carriage Rider One who rides the head rig carriage in sawing lumber. ...
Carry The Balloon To search for employment. ...
Carters Teamsters on the tote or supply roads or carting roads. ...
Carting Team Team used on the tote or supply roads. ...
Cat 1. A caterpillar tractor. Any tracked tractor used in logging ...
Cat Doctor or Cat Skinner One who drives a caterpillar tractor in a logging operation. ...
Cat Face A spot on a tree indicating rot or fire scar ...
Cat Piece A small stick with holes at regular intervals placed on ...
Cat Walks Rough plank walks or squared timber walks connecting the various ...
Catamaran A small raft carrying a windlass and grapple, used to ...
Catch Boom A boom fastened across a stream to catch and hold ...
Catch Marker A good river driver who rides on floating logs to ...
Catch Marks Marks cut into or stamped upon logs by river crews ...
Catcher's Ax A very narrow ax with a five-foot-long handle, used to ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group