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- n. Plural form of forestick.
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Little was to be done during the short winter day but to attend to the stock, to do the "chores" about the house, and perhaps to haul wood -- backlogs and foresticks -- to replenish the ravenous fire in the great fireplace.
Both are stored in the trunks of the trees, and when in the winter the back log sends out its steady heat and the foresticks their cheerful blaze, the old tree will give back, measure for measure, the light and heat it has stored through the years.