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ground log

noun, Nautical
1.
a lead weight attached to a line, cast overboard in shoal water and allowed to pay out freely to show the speed of a ship and the force of the current.
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  • Apparently, some of the houses in these settlements were traditional semi-subterranean and some were above ground log houses.

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