To be at loggerheads
Loggerhead Log"ger*head`, n. [Log + head.] 1. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull. --Shak. Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) An upright piece of round timber, in a whaleboat, over which a turn of the line is taken when it is running out too fast. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A very large marine turtle ({Thalassochelys caretta} syn. {Thalassochelys caouana}), common in the warmer parts of the Atlantic Ocean, from Brazil to Cape Cod; -- called also {logger-headed turtle}. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) An American shrike ({Lanius Ludovicianus}), similar to the butcher bird, but smaller. See {Shrike}. [1913 Webster]

{To be at loggerheads}, {To fall to loggerheads}, or {To go to loggerheads}, to quarrel; to be at strife. --L' Estrange. [1913 Webster]


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