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saw log

a log large enough to saw into boards.
Origin of saw log
An Americanism dating back to 1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • My herd started early for the saw log, and the wagon for town.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • When he had finished making his first cigar, it resembled a saw log about as much as it did a first-class Havana.

  • A saw log containing six hundred board feet weighs about one ton.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • I like a gritty man, (not a dirty one), but one that pitches in like a frog oph from a saw log, no matter how deep the water iz.

    Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • When they did reach me they could not get me out, for my foot was fast between a saw log and a piece of timber.

    The Johnstown Flood Richard K. Fox
  • The halt ahead would put us full fifteen miles north of our camp on the saw log.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • Keep your eyes to the left of that shale outcropping, and on a line with that lone tree on the saw log.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • The next morning I rode across to the saw log, and up that creek beyond all the herds.

    The Outlet Andy Adams

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