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Foot log

A log lying across a creek in such a position that it could be walked on to cross the creek without having to wade. Sometimes the log was merely a tree that had fortuitously fallen across the creek, but sometimes a tree growing by the bank was deliberately cut. In the summer, such logs were a favorite spot for sunning water moccasins, so it was wise to make sure the log was clear before starting across. Otherwise, one might find oneself trying to walk backwards on a small log.
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He is said to be making the player do hill sprints with three foot logs on his shoulders.
I also plan to cut several 12x12 foot logs for placement over an outdoor fire pit.
A lot of sawing, splitting, hauling, and stacking later, we had a nice pile of firewood snaking through the woods behind the shop, a huge brush pile (for birds and critters to hang out), and three 14" to 18" diameter, eight foot logs that were just too nice to turn into firewood.