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  • In hiring Lincoln, Kirkpatrick had promised to buy him a cant-hook to move heavy logs.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 2, January, 1896

  • "Bill, I believe I can now make even with Kirkpatrick for the two dollars he owes me for the cant-hook."

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • In hiring the new man, the employer had promised to buy him a dog, or cant-hook, of sufficient size to suit a man of uncommon stature.

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • A peavey is like a cant-hook except that it is pointed at the end.

    The Blazed Trail

  • Sometimes he allows himself to be carried up bodily, clinging to the cant-hook like an acrobat to a bar, until the log has rolled once; when, his weapon loosened, he drops lightly, easily to the ground.

    The Blazed Trail

  • Whenever it began to deviate from the straight rolling necessary to keep it on the center of the skids, one of the workers thrust the shoe of his cant-hook under one end of the log.

    The Blazed Trail

  • He had selected also, a blacksmith, a cook, four teamsters, half a dozen cant-hook men, and as many handy with ax or saw.

    The Blazed Trail

  • Gladys swarmed the slanting face of the load; interposed the length of his cant-hook stock between the log and it; held it exactly long enough to straighten the timber, but not so long as to crush his own head and arm; and ducked, just as the great piece of wood rumbled over the end of the skids and dropped with a thud into the place Norton, the "top" man, had prepared for it.

    The Blazed Trail

  • To rectify the fault, Thorpe dug his cant-hook into the timber and threw his weight on the stock.

    The Blazed Trail

  • When you reflect that one pair of horses takes care of the exertions of a crew of sawyers, several swampers, and three or four cant-hook men, you will readily see what a serious derangement their loss would cause.

    The Blazed Trail

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