• Winter Logging Camp. Itasco County, Minnesota
    Winter Logging Camp. Itasco County, Minnesota
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v log enter into a log, as on ships and planes
    • v log cut lumber, as in woods and forests
    • n log measuring instrument that consists of a float that trails from a ship by a knotted line in order to measure the ship's speed through the water
    • n log a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)
    • n log a written record of messages sent or received "they kept a log of all transmission by the radio station","an email log"
    • n log the exponent required to produce a given number
    • n log a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Tools used in Logging Tools used in Logging
Sawing Logs into Lengths Sawing Logs into Lengths
Hauling Spruce Logs to the Skidway Hauling Spruce Logs to the Skidway
Scaling' Logs on the Skids Scaling' Logs on the Skids
Decking Logs on Skidway Decking Logs on Skidway
Log Driving on the Ausable River Log Driving on the Ausable River
Logs in Boom. Glens Falls, New York Logs in Boom. Glens Falls, New York
Log Train, Humboldt County, California Log Train, Humboldt County, California

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most dangerous job in the United States is that of a fisherman, followed by logging and then an airline pilot
    • Log A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing.
    • n Log A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills.
    • Log A record and tabulated statement of the person(s) operating, operations performed, resources consumed, and the work done by any machine, device, or system.
    • Log (computers) A record of activities performed within a program, or changes in a database or file on a computer, and typically kept as a file in the computer.
    • Log (Mining) A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave.
    • Log (Naut) An apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship's motion through the water.
    • Log The record of the rate of speed of a ship or airplane, and of the course of its progress for the duration of a voyage; also, the full nautical record of a ship's cruise or voyage; a log slate; a log book.
    • Log To engage in the business of cutting or transporting logs for timber; to get out logs.
    • Log (Naut) To enter in a ship's log book; as, to log the miles run.
    • Log To move to and fro; to rock.
    • Log To record any event in a logbook, especially an event relating to the operation of a machine or device.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.
    • n log A bulky piece or stick of unhewn timber; a length of wood as cut from the trunk or a large limb of a tree; specifically, an unsplit stick of timber with butted ends ready for sawing.
    • n log Figuratively, a dull, heavy, stolid, or stupid person.
    • log Constructed of logs; consisting of logs: as, a log cabin; a log fort or bridge.
    • log To cut into logs.
    • log To cut down trees and get out logs from the forest for sawing into boards, etc.: as, to engage in logging.
    • n log Nautical, an apparatus for measuring the rapidity of a ship's motion. The most common form consists of a log-chip, or thin quadrant of wood, of about five inches radius, fastened to a line wound on a reel. When the log-chip is thrown overboard, its motion is deadened on striking the water, and its distance from the ship, measured after a certain time on the line (which is allowed to run out), gives approximately the speed of the ship. The chip is loaded with lead on the arc side to make it float upright. At 12 or 15 fathoms from the chip a white rag marks off the stray-line, a quantity sufficient to let the log-chip get clear of the vessel before time is marked. The rest of the line, which is from 150 to 200 fathoms long, is divided into equal parts by bits of string stuck through the strands and distinguished by the number of knots made in each, or in some similar way, as by colored rags; hence these divisions are called knots. The length of a knot must bear the same proportion to the length of a nautical mile (see mile) that the time during which the line is allowed to run out bears to one hour. Thus, using a twenty-eight second glass, 28 : 3600 : : 47.3 feet (the usual length of a knot): 6080 feet (the usually received length of a sea-mile). Many other devices have been invented to perform the functions of the log, which generally include a brass fly or rotator connected with mechanism acting as an index. In some cases the whole machine is towed astern of the ship, and must be hauled in to be examined; with the taffrail-log, the register is fastened to the taffrail and the fly is towed astern.
    • n log Hence The record of a ship's progress, or a tabulated summary of the performance of the engines and boilers, etc.; a log-book.
    • log To record or enter in the log-book.
    • log To exhibit by the indication of the log, as a rate of speed by the hour: as, the ship logs ten knots.
    • log To move to and fro; rock. See logging-rock.
    • n log A Hebrew liquid measure, the seventy-second part of a bath, or about a pint. It seems to have been of Babylonian origin, being one sixtieth of a maxis.
    • n log The abbreviation of logarithm. Thus, log. 3 = 0.4771213 is an equation giving the value of the logarithm of 3.
    • n log plural A jail (formerly built of logs).
    • n log In tailoring, a document which fixes the time to be credited to journeymen for making a specified kind of garment, the men being paid nominally by the hour. N. E. D. Also attributive: as, a log shop.
    • log Nautical, to enter in a log-book the name of a man, with his offense and the penalty attached to it; hence, to fine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The daughter of confectioner Leo Hirschfield is commemorated in the name of the sweet he invented: Although his daughter's real name was Clara, she went by the nickname Tootsie, and in her honor, her doting father named his chewy chocolate logs Tootsie Rolls.
    • n Log log a Hebrew liquid measure, believed to be very nearly an English pint.
    • n Log log a bulky piece of wood: a heavy, stupid, or sluggish person
    • adj Log consisting of logs
    • n Log log a piece of wood with a line for measuring the speed of a ship: the record of a ship's progress
    • v.t Log to exhibit by the indication of the log: to enter in the logbook
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  • Bible
    “And why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? [Matthew 7:3]”
  • Melville D. Landon
    Melville D. Landon
    “I wasn't born in a log cabin, but my family moved into one as soon as they could afford it.”


Easy as falling off a log - Something very easy or simple to do is as easy as falling off a log.
Sleep like a log - If you sleep like a log, you sleep very soundly.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. the same word as in sense 1; cf. LG. log, lock, Dan. log, Sw. logg,


In literature:

Long ago nearly all our houses were made of logs.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
All our logs are marked 'W.
"The Copper Princess" by Kirk Munroe
It was a low log structure, roofed with turf, and it had not been occupied for three years.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
She never stopped to examine it, but leaped from log to log through the briers and water out of the swamp.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
It, like the log hut of Nevil Steyne on the bank of the White River, stands alone, a relic of the dim past.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
When changing course, read the log and enter it in the log book.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
They had been getting out logs for the Johnstown Lumber Company.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Do you intend to set fire to the log?
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
Whenever you see one man sitting on a log and another walking up and down with a straw in his mouth, then they're trading.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
I had lived in log houses, which are self-ventilating.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various

In poetry:

She throws a log upon the fire.
I draw her to me, nigh and nigher.
She does not know what a brief time
Ago it was my arms held--crime.
"Aleen" by Cale Young Rice
By the mansion's marble mantel,
Round the log-walled cabin's hearth,
Thy sweet thoughts and northern fancies
Meet and mingle with our mirth.
"To Fredrika Bremer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He never gave me a chance to speak,
And he call'd her — worse than a dog —
The girl stood up with a crimson cheek,
And I fell'd him there like a log.
"Fragmentary Scenes From The Road To Avernus" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
We formed into line, 'neath the merry sunshine,
Near the logs at the end of the railing;
"Are you ready, boys? Go!" cried the starter, and low
Sank the flag, and away we went sailing.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Of these hills the little vessel
Henceforth is part and parcel;
And on Bearcamp shall her log
Be kept, as if by George’s
Or Grand Menan, the surges
Tossed her skipper through the fog.
"Voyage of the Jettie" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Fire may the gold from all its dross refine,
Fire may consume chaff, straw, or logs of wood,
But neither fire, nor ought thou canst divine,
Can purify thy soul, besides Christ's blood.
"Concerning Purgatory " by Rees Prichard

In news:

Jail Log 10 days ago.
Jail Log 14 days ago.
If you are a current subscriber, log in to read the rest of the story.
As aired on May 3, 2012 Recipe courtesy of Log Haven.
Gas co mpany sues W.Va. Logging firm over road use.
Gas company sues W.Va. Logging firm over road use.
Top 10 molecular gastronomy restaurants in the U.S. You're logged in as.
The message to Thomas seemed no different than the thousands upon thousands logged onto social networks daily.
During the course of the challenge, you can earn a chance to win prizes by logging your exercise and healthy meals.
No game log data available.
The next time you log into Facebook, Twitter or any other social media network, keep in mind that anything you post could be used as evidence in a lawsuit.
The next time you log into Facebook.
But that didn't stop "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" from logging a stellar first week for the show's new topliner, Darren Criss in Week 32 (Jan.
Campbell is the soft-spoken head of the clan at Log Haven.
I've logged more than 15 million miles.

In science:

In this regime, log Ik ,l ∼ log Sk ,l because log Cl ∼ l log 4 ≪ log Sk ,l .
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
I + X )−1/2 (I + X Z )) = tr log(I + X )−1/2 + tr log(I + X Z ) = tr log(I + X Z ) − 1 2 tr log(I + X ) = χ∆ This uses the following lemma, which is probably well-known.
Analytic invariants of boundary links
The same estimates can be used to show that if n/(6 log log n) ≤ t ≤ n/2 then the probability of the second event is also bounded by e−Ω(tnp/(log log n)2 ) .
THe largest eigenvalue of sparse random graphs
Therefore, the probability that all degrees of vertices in the given set of size t are at least np(1 + 1/ log log n) is at most e−Ω(tnp/(log log n)2 ) .
THe largest eigenvalue of sparse random graphs
Hence, the set {x ∈ R : log mij (x) < ∞} is an interval of R containing 0 and 1 since log mij (0) = 0 and log mij (1) = log E(ξij ) < ∞ by the assumed integrability of ξij .
Random walks in random environment on trees and multiplicative chaos