n.— «The Vancouver parks board received two log-loaders yesterday from Finning Canada and Caterpillar to aid in Stanley Park’s restoration. The half-million-dollar machines, commonly called hoe chuckers, are used to play a log-sized game of pick-up-sticks. Without moving, to keep the impact on the forest floor to a minimum, hoechuckers are equipped with a claw at the end of a hydraulic arm to grab and hoist away the top log in a tangled mess of fallen trees. The result is precise enough to leave a pile undisturbed.» —“Heavy hitter gathers wood” by Dharm Makwana 24 Hours (Toronto, Canada) July 6, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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