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Fire Back An area removed from the general area of the sawmill ...
Fire Crackers Beanhole beans ...
Fire Hunting Shining deer at night with a reflected light or lantern. ...
Fire Scar Any burn mark on a tree, usually near the base. ...
First Cook In a large camp, the pastry cook and the boss. ...
Fish Anyone who was good for a touch. A person easily ...
Fish Eggs Tapioca pudding ...
Fish Plate Stout metal plate spanning two railroad ties. Rail ends were ...
Fit A Saw To put a saw in good condition by jointing, setting, ...
Fit Hook A grab-type hook made from a flat iron used to ...
Fitter One who notched a tree for felling and, after it ...
Flaggin's Dinner toted out to the woods on a sled by ...
Flambeau Torch Tin twin-spouted torch resembling a double-spouted teapot. Generally used to ...
Flap Jacks Pancakes or griddle cakes. Stove-lids, flats. ...
Flare A torch burning lard and kerosene used as light in ...
Flash Dam Usually built on a small tributary to the driving stream ...
Flat 1. A railroad flatcar used to haul logs. 2. ...
Flea Bag A cheap flophouse, a louse-ridden hotel, often infested with bedbugs. ...
Fleet Several rafts of lumber fastened together to float down a ...
Flitch 1. The side of a hog salted and cured; ...
Float To float logs on a river from the forest to ...
Floatage A large mass of logs spread over the surface of ...
Floater An itinerant worker; a hobo. ...
Floating Out From Under His Hat To fall into the river. ...
Floating Rear Logs of a river drive left stranded in still water ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group