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Kaso A tall pail made from birch bark with a small ...
Katydid A set of big wheels, ten to fourteen feet high, ...
Keeper A boltlike device used to hold the bow of an ...
Keeping Food On Skids Too Long Stale food, especially bread and bakery goods that were kept ...
Keister A packsack, same as knapsack, duffle sack, kennebecker, tussock. ...
Kennebecker A knapsack, or packsack --generally a carpet bag. It was ...
Kentucks People imported to Forest County, Wisconsin, from Kentucky. They settled ...
Kerf The slit or opening made by a saw or ax. ...
Key Log A log lodged in rocks or caught in some way ...
Kill Dad An empty tin pail where all lumberjacks threw old and ...
Killig Pole A pole an ax man carried to push against a ...
King Pin or King Bolt 1. The large headed, heavy pin which passed through the ...
King Snipe The boss of a railroad track laying gang. Boss of ...
Kitchen Mechanic A dishwasher in a logging camp. Cookee ...
Kitchen Sweat A dance. ...
Klondike A famous "boarding house" with painted ladies in the Manistique, ...
Knock His Ears Down To whip or thrash a person. ...
Knockdown Block A block with a movable face plate which could be ...
Knot Bumper A man who cut the knots off logs before they ...
Knotcher or Notcher A lumberjack who notched the tree for falling and cut ...
Knotter A man who cut the knots off logs before they ...
Knotting Smoothing the branch stubs close to the trunk of a ...
Knurl A live protuberance, like a huge wart, that grew on ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group