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M Symbol for 1,000 board feet of lumber, logs, standing timber. ...
Macaroni Sawdust in long shreds. ...
Mackinaw The standard overcoat of a lumberjack. A short wool plaid ...
Mackinaw Boats Flat bottom boat with pointed bow and square stem using ...
Main Say or Main Spring The boss of a logging crew. Same as bull of ...
Make Her Out What a lumberjack told the timekeeper when he wanted his ...
Make Up A Hat Take up a collection for some worthy cause. ...
Makens Cigarette papers and tobacco. Also spelled makins. ...
Mallet A short, heavy piece of log on a handle, used ...
Man Catcher A man employed by a lumber company to recruit lumberjacks. ...
Man That Oar To guide a lumber raft, particularly after it had gone ...
Mandrill Heavy iron cone used in the blacksmith shop in shaping ...
Mark A symbol stamped in the end or side of a ...
Mark Caller In sorting logs, one who stood at the lower end ...
Marker One who put the mark on the end or the ...
Marking Ax For marking logs for identification. Same as marking iron, marking ...
Marking Hammer A stamping hammer to mark logs for identification. Same as ...
Marking Iron A bar with raised letters on end for marking logs. ...
Marmit Large cast-iron pot in which food was prepared. A stew ...
Marsh Feathers Marsh hay used to cushion the sleeping bunk in the ...
Mattock Heavy digging tool with a stout hoe blade on one ...
Maul Large wood sledge (sometimes metal) bound with metal rings and ...
McClaren Castings A ball and socket arrangement bolted to the sleigh beam ...
McGiffert Loader A railroad steam log loader with booms at both ends. ...
Men Catchers Labor recruiters from the lumber companies who would gather up ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group