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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOG

But if we can only get hold of these log books you speak of.

Before it, on a log of wood, sat or crouched a human figure.

There he lay like a log, and all my efforts with vinegar and water had no visible effect.

The chimney, as is the case with all log cabins, was built on the outside.

Then, again, he'd run along a log and jump from stone to stone.

Wouldn't I like to have been about over there by the log when he was doing it.

They're all sitting in a row on that log, Max, and lookin' solemn-like at the cabin.

The log burst the door in at a blow, Ferry and I fired, and our foes sprang in.

Here and there he saw clearings in the woods, and a log shanty, or perhaps a barn.

Lay a young birch or maple an inch or so in diameter across a log.

WORD ORIGIN

unshaped large piece of tree, early 14c., of unknown origin. Old Norse had lag "felled tree" (from stem of liggja "to lie"), but on phonological grounds many etymologists deny that this is the root of English log. Instead, they suggest an independent formation meant to "express the notion of something massive by a word of appropriate sound." OED compares clog (n.) in its original Middle English sense "lump of wood." Log cabin (1770) in American English has been a figure of the honest pioneer since the 1840 presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison. Falling off a log as a type of something easy to do is from 1839.

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