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Gabboon Spittoon or cuspidor. Found only in better bunkhouses. ...
Gabriel A tin horn about three feet long used to call ...
Gaff 1. A tender or sore spot on an animal's body ...
Galluses Suspenders to hold up a lumberjack's stag pants. A popular ...
Gandy Dancer or Gandy Hand Pick and shovel man. A road monkey or worker on ...
Gang Saw A series of saws arranged parallel in one saw rig ...
Gangway The incline place upon which logs are moved from the ...
Gap Stick The pole placed across the entrance of a sorting jack ...
Garbage Can A camp with poor accommodations. ...
Gard-A-Hill To keep a logging road on a steep decline in ...
Gate Boom A boom swung across a stream to permit passage of ...
Gate Saw Saw that saws barked slabs when the log first comes ...
Gate Stem Upright timbers in the gate of a wooden dam. ...
Gazebo or Gaxabo A member of the fellowship of woods workers. ...
Geared Locomotives A locomotive in which the power was transferred from cylinders ...
Gee and Haw Commands used by oxen and horse drivers to indicate to ...
Gee Throw A line used in raising heavy logs. ...
Geezler Tongs to handle pulpwood. More often called just "son of ...
German Socks Warm woolen lumberjack socks. ...
Get Hard Nosed To get angry. ...
Get Holt On To get a hold of. ...
Get The Pink Slip To be discharged. ...
Get-Away Road A preselected, cleared path to safety which a faller takes ...
Gig 1. To move along the river's edge. 2. A gadget like ...
Gig Back 1. A river term meaning to go back to the ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group