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Yule Log

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A great log of wood laid in ancient times across the hearth-fire on Christmas Eve. This was done with certain ceremonies and much merry-making. (Norwegian, juul, Christmas.)

“Ever at Yuletide, when the great log flamed

In chimney corner, laugh and jest went round.”


Aldrich: Wyndham Towers, stanza 5.

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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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