Lumberjack

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Lumberjack

Post by Archived Topic » Sat Feb 13, 1999 12:00 am

I am interested in the origin of the word "lumberjack"
Submitted by Abraham Lincoln (Washington DC - U.S.A.)
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Lumberjack

Post by Jonathon Green » Sun Feb 14, 1999 8:00 am

Lumberjack combines the words lumber, timber, and jack, a generic for a man.
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