Words IV: In the woods

I did a little more wood-splitting today. My hands are blistered, and my arms don’t work so good. I’ve had enough of that. I’ll offer a few lumbering terms instead:

BRUSH APE: Logger, usually the one who attaches chain to tree.

BULL OF THE WOODS: Person in charge of lumber operation.

PECKER POLE: Small, slim tree.

TIMBER BEAST: Rough, crude logger.

WIDOW MAKER: A precarious loose limb that is about to fall.

For more great lumbering, there’s the biography about lumberman Gordon Gibson from British Columbia called Bull of the Woods. It has a Hemingway feel, but without all the rain imagery.

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