Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In lumbering, a small wire rope, traveling between the donkey-engine and a pulley set near the logs which are to be dragged, used to return the cable. Also called trip-line, pull-back, and back-line.

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Examples

  • When Benton and his helper followed the haul-back line away to the domain of the falling gang the last time, Stella had so far unbent as to strike up conversation with the donkey engineer.

    Big Timber A Story of the Northwest

  • You see them big iron pulley blocks the haul-back cable works in?

    Big Timber A Story of the Northwest

  • Twenty minutes before he had gone trotting after the haul-back, sound and hearty, laughing at some sally of her brother's.

    Big Timber A Story of the Northwest

  • And without fully realizing the direction she took, she walked down past the camp, crossed the skid-road, stepping lightly over main line and haul-back at the donkey engineer's warning, and went along the lake shore.

    Big Timber A Story of the Northwest

  • (the short noosed loop of cable that slips over the log's end), and the haul-back cable hurried the main line back to another log.

    Big Timber A Story of the Northwest

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