log of wood

log of wood

n
(Rugby) the log of wood NZ an informal name for Ranfurly Shield
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Then a large log of wood came and said, 'I am big enough; I will lay myself across the stream, and you shall pass over upon me.
Little John picked him up as though he were a log of wood and carrying him to his horse, set him astride facing the animal's tail; and thus fastened him, leading the animal toward the highroad and, starting the Bishop, more dead than alive, toward Nottingham.
He now began to struggle again, like a madman; but his efforts only served to bury him deeper in the tomb that the poor doomed lad was hollowing for himself; not a log of wood or a branch to buoy him up; not a reed to which he might cling
He regarded both his captives for a moment with a steady look, and then, stepping aside, he dropped a log of wood across a door different from that by which Duncan had entered.
At last he took a road by the forest skirts, a bypath that dipped toward a broad, pebbly stream spanned by a narrow bridge made of a log of wood.
Again the bugle sounds lustily forth, and rouses the cottager's wife and children, who peep out at the house door, and watch the coach till it turns the corner, when they once more crouch round the blazing fire, and throw on another log of wood against father comes home; while father himself, a full mile off, has just exchanged a friendly nod with the coachman, and turned round to take a good long stare at the vehicle as it whirls away.
And, besides, they say that the culprit is an infamous scoundrel, who killed with a log of wood a worthy canon who had brought him up like his own son.
Summary: Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Feb 28 (ANI): In a gross violation of human rights, three minor girls were booked for physical assault and inserting a log of wood into the vaginal area of a class 3 girl student here in Pendra.
She would turn her back towards me in bed and lie like a log of wood.
Each member of the group died while holding onto their log of wood because they did not want use the logs to keep the flame burning for the benefit of the next person.
The "log to leg" race sees green woodwork experts - traditionally called "bodgers" - take a log of wood, split it, shave it, shape it and turn it into a matching pair of chair legs, against the clock.
We were sitting on a log of wood on the lower slope of the hill just outside the village.