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- On a fire well started thus between backlog and forestick he may pile such dry, hard wood as he has at hand. - "Old Plymouth Trails", Winthrop Packard.
- They brought in the materials for an old- fashioned fire, backlog, forestick, and crowsticks, and presently seated themselves before a crackling blaze. - "A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches", Sarah Orne Jewett.
- I ask your help to end the backlog at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.