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Yule log

or yule log

[ yool lawg, log ]

noun

  1. a large log of wood that traditionally formed the backlog of the fire at Christmas.


yule log

noun

  1. a large log of wood traditionally used as the foundation of a fire in the hearth at Christmas


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Yule log1

First recorded in 1715–25
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Example Sentences

Then just after the midnight bells had rung he turned and lit the Yule log, and the players began the enjoyment of their new home.

Our procession took on grand proportions, I should explain, because our yule-log was of extraordinary size.

The laying of the yule-log followed; a ceremony so grave that it has all the dignity of, and really is, a religious rite.

To-morrow another Yule-log would crackle and blaze and shower on the hearth, for the old Doctor molded a custom to suit his fancy.

There is the miseltoe bough, for instance, which you hang up in the hall; and there is the Yule log.

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