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An instrument for measuring the velocity of a ship. It is a flat piece of wood, some six inches in radius, and in the shape of a quadrant. A piece of lead is nailed to the rim to make the log float perpendicularly. To this log a line is fastened, called the log-line (q.v.). Other forms are also used.

A king Log. A roi fainéant. In allusion to the fable of the frogs asking for a king. Jupiter first threw them down a log of wood, but they grumbled at so spiritless a king. He then sent them a stork, which devoured them eagerly.

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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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Locus Sigilli or L. S
Locus Standi (Latin)
Locust Bird
Locusts
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)

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