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Oakum and Tar The standard mixture for bateau and boat seam calking. ...
Off His Feed A lumberjack sick in camp. ...
Off Ox The right ox of a team of oxen. Near ox ...
Oil Bottle Usually an old whisky bottle filled with kerosene for swabbing ...
Oil Cloth Conventional material for a tablecloth in cook shanties. It was ...
Old Growth Uncut, virgin timber. ...
Old Head A jack who had been around logging camps many years; ...
Old Man The logging superintendent. ...
Old Pill A camp doctor. ...
On The Skids From skid road vernacular, slipping, not as good as he ...
One-Armed Pete A water pump. ...
Open Face Pie A custard Pie. ...
Open Side Block A block with a hinged side plate permitting a line ...
Otter Slide A saloon in the basement of a building. ...
Out of The Woods In the clear. Expression used when loggers had finished a ...
Outfit A logging company. ...
Outhouse Privy. Small outdoor building used as a toilet. ...
Outlaw Logging sleigh have bunks longer than fifteen feet, once outlawed ...
Over Run The difference between the log scale of a quantity of ...
Ox In the early pine days, the ox was the chief ...
Ox Bow Wooden bow to hold an ox yoke in place; a ...
Ox Bow Pin A wooden pin to hold ox bow to yoke. ...
Ox Fork A short-handled fork with two broad tines used in driving ...
Ox Prone A frame used to hold ox's foot while it was ...
Ox Teamster A man who drove teams in the pine days. ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group