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Log-roller (A)

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One engaged in log-rolling, that is (metaphorically) in furthering another’s schemes or fads; persons who laud a friend to promote the sale of his books, etc. The allusion is to neighbours who assist a new settler to roll away the logs of his “clearing.”

“The members [of Congress] … . make a compact by which each aids the other. This is logrolling.”—Bryce: Commonwealth, vol. ii. part iii. chap. lxvii. page 125 (1889).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Locusta
Lode
Lodestar
Lodestone or Loadstone
Lodona
Loegria or Logres
Log
Log-board
Log-book
Log-line
Log-roller (A)
Log-rolling
Log-rolling Criticism
Logan or Rocking Stones
Loggerheads
Logget
Logistilla (in Orlando Furioso)
Logres
Logria
Logris, Locris
Loins