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Haul In logging, the distance and route over which teams traveled ...
Hauling Road Main road leading from woods to landing or rollways, or ...
Hawser A large rope for towing or mooring rafts of logs. ...
Hay Money in a pay envelope. ...
Hay Burner A large logging horse, a heavy eater. ...
Hay Hill A hill on which hay or dirt has been sprinkled ...
Hay Hook A long-handled hook device for pulling hay out of a ...
Hay Man On The Hill One who tended the roads. Same as blue jay, road ...
Haywire 1. The well-known binding wire with a thousand purposes in ...
Haywire Outfit - Show or Camp A contemptuous term for logging outfit with poor logging equipment. ...
He Has A Long Handled Ax Another way of saying that he is cutting over the ...
He is Wearing a Wood Kimona He is dead and in his coffin. ...
He Logs On Section 37 Timber is being stolen from someone else. There are only ...
Head Amount of water in a stream held by a dam. ...
Head Block The log placed under the front end of the skids ...
Head Bummer The boss. Head push, side push, working foreman. ...
Head Dam A storage dam for holding back water until it is ...
Head Driver An expert river driver stationed at a point where a ...
Head loader A man who selected the logs to be loaded on ...
Head Log The front bottom log on a skidway. Same as face ...
Head Of Water Water released by raising the gates in a dam. Logs ...
Head Push The boss of a logging operation. Same as side push, ...
Head Rig 1. Boss in a logging operation. Same as bully, bull ...
Head Sawyer The man who operated the main saw in the sawmill. ...
Headers Loading at the skidways. ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group