Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A log for use in building.
“But at this saw-log hour of the morning, who on Earth could possibly be talking about him?”
“It was about a foot in diameter at the big end, and he had expected to get a good saw-log, but it was so rotten as to be fit only for fuel, if for that.”
“They had big brass dog-irons that could hold up a saw-log.”
“When they marry, they "hitch on," as if matrimony were a sled, and a wife were a saw-log.”
“Are you a inviten 'me to pound you over the head with a saw-log?”
“Captain Henry H. George built "Thornberry" in Caroline County, making the bricks for his house on the premises and sawing the timbers and the lumber for his house with a whipsaw, using one man in the pit below the saw-log and one or two men on the scaffold above the pit, sawing all of the lumber for his home and the various buildings on his farm of Thornberry by man power.”
“O'Donnell, who could turn a somersault on a floating pine log; of the birling matches, wherein two men on a single log try to throw each other into the river by treading, squirrel fashion, in faster and faster rotation; of how a riverman and spiked boots and a saw-log can do more work than an ordinary man with a rowboat.”
“He gained at last a field of application for the accuracy he had so intelligently acquired while road-making, for now a false stroke marred a saw-log; and besides, what was more to his taste, he found himself near the actual scene of operation, at the front, as it were.”
“He gained at last a field of application for the accuracy he had so intelligently acquired while road-making, for now a false stroke marred a saw-log; and, besides, what was more to his taste, he found himself near the actual scene of operation, at the front, as it were.”
“And, finally, they require a very careful and patient training before they are of value in co-operating with the nicely adjusted efforts necessary to place the saw-log where it belongs.”
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