• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Log-reel a reel on which the logline is wound
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sw. logg, a ship's log, a piece of wood that lies in the water.


In literature:

A second blow sent him reeling against the log wall like a sack of grain.
"The Golden Snare" by James Oliver Curwood
The second mate and two hands came aft with the log-line and reel.
"The Pirate of the Mediterranean" by W.H.G. Kingston
Observing something like a handle projecting from a hole, he seized it, and hauled out a large wooden reel with a log-line on it.
"Shifting Winds" by R.M. Ballantyne
One man holds the log, and another man the reel.
"Rollo on the Atlantic" by Jacob Abbott
He reeled and fell like a log.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
When the ship by her rapidity pulls the line off the log-reel, without its being assisted.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The chip log consists of a reel, line, toggle and chip.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
The ruins consists of parts of houses, trees, saw logs, reels from the wire factory.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
A half-dozen rolled and tumbled and reeled over the uneven surface behind him, to the log bridge.
"The Only Woman in the Town" by Sarah J. Prichard
"Practical Boat-Sailing" by Douglas Frazar
The ruins consist of parts of houses, trees, saw logs and reels from the wire factory.
"History of the Johnstown Flood" by Willis Fletcher Johnson

In poetry:

She'll log a giddy seventeen and rattle out the reel,
The weight of all the run-out line will be a thing to feel,
As the bacca-quidding shell-back shambles aft to take the wheel,
And the sea-sick little middy strikes the bell.
"A Pier-Head Chorus" by John Masefield