You’ve driven me to burn these logs
, under which I’ve eaten and drunk—the first of Heaven’s gifts, and the other of the pure springs—for the half of a hundred years; and to mourn the ashes under my feet, as a man would weep and mourn for the children of his body.
Hundreds of dressed deodar logs
had caught on a snag of rock, and the river was bringing down more logs
every minute to complete the blockade.
They tried to make their way forward to the opposite bank and, though there was a ford one third of a mile away, were proud that they were swimming and drowning in this river under the eyes of the man who sat on the log
and was not even looking at what they were doing.
As for the legs, they were four straight limbs cut from trees and stuck fast into the body, being spread wide apart so that the saw-horse would stand firmly when a log
was laid across it to be sawed.
Here we spent many hours each day, catching fish and playing on the logs
, and here, one day, we learned our first lessons in navigation.
Daylight sent word out over the trails and passes for the newcomers to bring down log
-rafts, and, as a result, the summer of 1897 saw his sawmills working day and night, on three shifts, and still he had logs
left over with which to build cabins.
Perhaps, in Jerry's brain, the rising into the foreground of consciousness of an image of a log
awash connoted more intimate and fuller comprehension of the thing being thought about, than did the word "crocodile," and its accompanying image, in the foreground of a human's consciousness.
It was made of two white pine logs
dug out and pinned together, and was cut off square at the ends.
Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs
that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm.
Seen from beneath, there were visible a breast-work of logs
and stones, intermingled in such a manner as to save all unnecessary labour, a few low roofs made of bark and boughs of trees, an occasional barrier, constructed like the defences on the summit, and placed on such points of the acclivity as were easier of approach than the general face of the eminence; and a little dwelling of cloth, perched on the apex of a small pyramid, that shot up on one angle of the rock, the white covering of which glimmered from a distance like a spot of snow, or, to make the simile more suitable to the rest of the subject, like a spotless and carefully guarded standard, which was to be protected by the dearest blood of those who defended the citadel beneath.
She shows me all her things, and I don't think she'll mind if I look at this", thought Beth, with a glance at her sister, who lay on the rug, with the tongs beside her, ready to wake up the minute the log
As the canoe containing the men was paddled along, there floated down beside it what seemed to be a big, rough log