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Another ten thousand without horses, who formed a backlog of reserves.

When he got it back at last, he eagerly downloaded his backlog of mail.

The fire had burned out, save the backlog which still glowed.

I felt that there was no other token of decay so impressive as that bed of weeds in the place of the backlog.

The next thing she did was to rake back the red embers, and make a hollow place among them, just where the backlog had been.

The birch log holds out very well while it is green, but has not substance enough for a backlog when dry.

But, in fact, the gentleman who sat before the backlog in his winter-house had other things to think of.

I never felt so much the value of a house with a backlog in it as during the late spring; for its lateness was its main feature.

No backlog of demand can exist very long in the face of our tremendous productive capacity.

But that night, as we sat before the fading red of the backlog, the old man dozing in his chair, Polly Ann put her hand on mine.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, "large log placed at the back of a fire," from back (adj.) + log (n.1). Figurative sense of "something stored up for later use" is first attested 1883, but this and the meaning "arrears of unfulfilled orders" (1932) might be from, or suggested by, log (n.2).

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