from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In lumbering, a timber which forms part of a boom.


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  • If the story requires a young Ash though Johnny Knoxville would be a good choice, though it would still be awesome seeing Campbell donning the chainsaw hand and boom-stick once more.

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  • The little maskless heeler starts bumping me in panic when she sees the boom-stick pulled out of its case.

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  • There was also a guy with a boom-stick who liked yelling about aliens and firing it in the air a lot -- probably one of the people working there but he fired it like 3 feet from my ear which really freaking hurt.

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  • So the old monk picks up the kid's boom-stick & man, did that gong groan!

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  • He clawed his way along the submerging boom-stick to its other end, where it was linked with its neighbor, and the combined buoyancy of both boom-sticks was sufficient to float him.

    Kindred of the Dust

  • Handicapped as he was with his overcoat, old Hector found it a prodigious task to reach the boom; as he clung to the boom-stick he could make out the figure of a man with a pike pole coming toward him in long leaps across the logs.

    Kindred of the Dust

  • He had swum to the outer edge of the log boom and grasped the light boom-stick, dozens of which, chained end to end, formed the floating enclosure in which the log supply was stored.

    Kindred of the Dust

  • Only a trained river man could have won to him in such a brief space of time; only an athlete could have made the last flying leap across six feet of dark water to a four-foot log that was bearing gently down, butt first, on the figure clinging to the boom-stick.

    Kindred of the Dust

  • The moment he rested his weight on this boom-stick, however, one end of it submerged suddenly -- wherefore The Laird knew that the impact of the motor-boat had broken a link of the boom and that this broken end was now sweeping outward and downward, with the current releasing the millions of feet of stored logs.

    Kindred of the Dust

  • The 1,000 level was reached in 1992 when boom-stick shooters downed 1,188 whitetails.

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