a game played by lumberjacks, in which each tries to balance longest on a floating log while rotating the log with the feet.
Chiefly Northern U.S. Lumbering. to cause (a floating log) to rotate rapidly by treading upon it.
British. to spin or cause to rotate.
Chiefly Northern U.S. Lumbering. to cause a floating log to rotate rapidly by treading on it.
to move or rotate rapidly.
Informal. to spend money freely.
Informal. to gamble.
British Informal. an attempt; a gamble.
to pour (a drink) or pour a drink for.
to drink deeply; carouse.
Americans All Various
Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated Sir Walter Scott
(Scot) to spin; twirl
(US & Canadian) to cause (a floating log) to spin using the feet while standing on it, esp as a sport among lumberjacks
a variant spelling of burl2
(archaic, Scot) to ply (one’s guests, etc) with drink
noun a breed of large long-haired cat having a light-coloured coat with dark face, tail, and legs, and white feet Historical Examples Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847. Various Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXVIII. February, 1843. Vol. LIII. Various Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and […]
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