Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In lumbering: Two skids laid parallel at right angles to a road, generally raised above the ground at the end nearest the road. Logs are usually piled upon a skid way as they are brought from the stump for loading upon sleds, wagons, or cars.
- n. A prepared path down which logs, etc., can slide as down a skid. See skid, n., 2.
“That the logs may be more easily handled they should be piled up on a skidway which is made by resting the top ends of a number of poles upon a big log or some other sort of elevation and their lower ends upon the ground.”
“Kamahl withdrew power from the blade and continued down the road, walking just along the bloodied skidway.”
“When Tom returned from the skidway he smiled and shook his head in answer to the question in Grace's eyes.”
“The storm loosened the supports of the skidway and let the logs down.”
“Tom, in the meantime, climbed the bank to look at a huge pile of logs that lay on a skidway above their camping place.”
“Dusenbery, of the Dusenbery Lumber Company; that it was his jacks who had turned the skidway loose on the Overland camp, and that it was Tatem himself, acting under orders, who had dynamited the big pine and tumbled it over on the Overlanders.”
“What makes you think that the skidway was tampered with?" questioned”
“You will observe that they have cut a channel or 'travoy,' as it is called, through which the logs will roll after leaving the skidway, and pass on to the stream.”
“While she was doing this, the light now being strong enough to permit, Tom climbed the bank to examine the skidway from which the logs had swept down over their camp.”
“The blocks will then be knocked from under the skidway and those hundreds of thousands of feet of timber will go thundering down into the river.”
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