from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A team which is used to haul or ‘tote’ supplies to a logging-camp.


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  • The setting sun shone weak and coppery above the pines as the big four-horse tote-team dashed with a flourish into the wide clearing of the new camp on upper Blood River.

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  • He had walked in ahead of the tote-team late one evening in the autumn, after the Rough Red and his devils had been at work a fortnight.

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  • "I guess we'll stick to our own tote-team as usual, Connick," said another in the party, jerking his thumb at the muddy buckboard that was waiting.

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  • Parker spent all that day in sober thought, and then, forming his resolution, took passage on the first tote-team that went floundering through toward Sunkhaze.

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  • He ordered the driver of the tote-team to whip up and rode away toward

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  • Therefore, whenever he sent a messenger to town or a man down the line with a tote-team for goods, he scrawled on his back with a piece of chalk the peculiar hieroglyph of crosses and circles that made up the Gideon Ward

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  • "Was there a tall stranger come up on the tote-team two weeks or so ago?" asked the postmaster.

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  • When he heard that Col. Gideon Ward was fifty miles up the West Branch, looking after a timber operation on Number 8, Range 23, he borrowed leggings, shoe-pacs and an overcoat and hastened on by means of a tote-team.

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