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  • On the table, which hung on hinges from the for'ard bulkhead, were pen and ink, also a battered log-book.

    A SON OF THE SUN

  • The other glanced curiously at the log-book, but did not move.

    A SON OF THE SUN

  • But this is a used car salesman flogging a broken car he's got from some wide-boy pal to some driver who can't get access to the log-book.

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  • Everyone had to be identified at the front gate, sign a log-book, and dispose of any cell phones or computers.

    This Family of Mine

  • In Jan., 1524, he began a voyage of discovery aboard the ship Dauphine in the company of the Normandie to the New World on the behalf of his patron King Francis I, during which he kept a log-book of his experiences.

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  • Failure to produce said card will result in my having to note the fact in my security log-book.

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  • She picked up her copy of the log-book, then began to work her way up the garden path.

    Mistborn

  • Legally, you have an argument that the log-book records are the “source” of the data and any interested parties can access them, because they are a matter of public record.

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  • It's been so long since I've been at the controls of anything, I can barely remember what my log-book looks like.

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  • Seated in his cabin, the engineer was busy laying out his course and marking it on his maps, taking his observations whenever he could, recording the readings of his barometers, thermometers, and chronometers, and making full entries in his log-book.

    Robur the Conqueror

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  • If ever an etymology bore the reek of folk this one did. It can't be right (but I could be wrong).

    November 21, 2010

  • The term log-book has an interesting derivation in itself. An early form of measuring a ship's progress was by casting overboard a wooden board (the log) with a string attached. The rate at which the string was payed out as the ship moved away from the stationary log was measured by counting how long it took between knots in the string. These measurements were later transcribed into a book. Hence we get the term 'log-book' and also the name 'knot' as the unit of speed at sea.

    November 20, 2010