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Synonyms for log

Synonyms for log

a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches

the exponent required to produce a given number

a written record of messages sent or received

a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)

measuring instrument that consists of a float that trails from a ship by a knotted line in order to measure the ship's speed through the water

enter into a log, as on ships and planes

cut lumber, as in woods and forests

References in classic literature ?
Among the other pursuits of Richard, he had a passion to keep a register of all passing events; and his diary, which was written in the manner of a journal, or log.
The logs swayed and chafed and groaned as fresh consignments from up-stream battered the now weakening dam.
He awoke frightened, and shifted his weight rashly on the log.
A broken-down miner lived in his log cabin with him and now cooked for him.
Several pretty large logs may still be seen lying on the bottom, where, owing to the undulation of the surface, they look like huge water snakes in motion.
With these words, he grabbed the log with both hands and started to knock it about unmercifully.
Nell, I say;--I hope it is an army of red-skins she has in her eye; for I should relish the chance to pay them for their kindness, under the favour of these logs and rocks
As she sat with the paper folded between her hands, the charred log fell asunder.
Mahogany is one of the most valuable woods of Honduras, and if this is a log of that nature
One would have looked in vain for the ruin; it was no longer there; neither was the log cabin.
Espied by some timid man-of-war or blundering discovery-vessel from afar, when the distance obscuring the swarming fowls, nevertheless still shows the white mass floating in the sun, and the white spray heaving high against it; straightway the whale's unharming corpse, with trembling fingers is set down in the log -- shoals, rocks, and breakers hereabouts: beware
He went to a rotten log near at hand and began to dig under one end of it with his Barlow knife.
The captain sat down to his log, and here is the beginning of the entry:
Perceiving their simplicity, he cast down a huge log into the lake.
A NEGRO in a boat, gathering driftwood, saw a sleeping Alligator, and, thinking it was a log, fell to estimating the number of shingles it would make for his new cabin.