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Rapid Water The current in a stream fast enough to make white ...
Rapids Piece One, two, or three cribs of lumber. A unit of ...
Rapids Pilot A log drive specialist who guided log and lumber rafts ...
Rave A piece of iron or wood which secured the beam ...
Rawhide To hurry. Same as bull 'em through. ...
Raymond Loader A jammer on sleighs with runners turned up on both ...
Reach A steel shod wooden pole for fastening sleighs together when ...
Reamer or Ream Awl A large spiral bit with sharp corners used to cut ...
Rear The upstream end of a drive; the logs either in ...
Receiving Boom A boom used to hold floating logs in storage at ...
Red Card A membership card in I.W.W., International Workers of the World. ...
Red Eye Whiskey or Booze ...
Red Horse Salted Beef; also corned beef ...
Red Rot A heart rot fungus in pine tree trunks causing wood ...
Redlead Ketchup. ...
Reefer A jacket or short coat mad of thick cloth. Same ...
Reefing Her Pushing a boat with a pole. ...
Refuse Burner Large, conical tower in which refuse such as waste ends, ...
Relog To pick up small logs left over from the logging ...
Resaw A type of mill saw used for cutting lumber into ...
Resin or Rosin Pitch. A secretion of the evergreen tree. Secretion of Balsam ...
Rest Powder Snuff. Snuff is ground or pulverized tobacco, which is generally ...
Rick 1. A pile of wood cut to stove length, usually ...
Ride The side of a log upon which it rests when ...
Ride A log To stand on a floating log. ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group