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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.
When people visit us the first thing they see is eight cords of eight foot logs in need of cutting and splitting for heat.
The average target length of sawlogs was 10 feet, although 8 to 16 foot logs were acceptable at sawmills.
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.