Yule clog


Yule clog
Yule Yule ([=u]l), n. [OE. yol, [yogh]ol, AS. ge['o]l; akin to ge['o]la December or January, Icel. j[=o]l Yule, Ylir the name of a winter month, Sw. jul Christmas, Dan. juul, Goth. jiuleis November or December. Cf. {Jolly}.] Christmas or Christmastide; the feast of the Nativity of our Savior. [1913 Webster]

And at each pause they kiss; was never seen such rule In any place but here, at bonfire, or at Yule. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

{Yule block}, or {Yule log}, a large log of wood formerly put on the hearth on Christmas eve, as the foundation of the fire. It was brought in with much ceremony.

{Yule clog}, the yule log. --Halliwell. W. Irving. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • yule-clog — Cleveland Dialect List the large log specially provided for burning, and burnt, on Christmas Eve …   English dialects glossary

  • yule-clog —  the Christmas fire log. North …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Yule — ([=u]l), n. [OE. yol, [yogh]ol, AS. ge[ o]l; akin to ge[ o]la December or January, Icel. j[=o]l Yule, Ylir the name of a winter month, Sw. jul Christmas, Dan. juul, Goth. jiuleis November or December. Cf. {Jolly}.] Christmas or Christmastide; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yule block — Yule Yule ([=u]l), n. [OE. yol, [yogh]ol, AS. ge[ o]l; akin to ge[ o]la December or January, Icel. j[=o]l Yule, Ylir the name of a winter month, Sw. jul Christmas, Dan. juul, Goth. jiuleis November or December. Cf. {Jolly}.] Christmas or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yule log — Yule Yule ([=u]l), n. [OE. yol, [yogh]ol, AS. ge[ o]l; akin to ge[ o]la December or January, Icel. j[=o]l Yule, Ylir the name of a winter month, Sw. jul Christmas, Dan. juul, Goth. jiuleis November or December. Cf. {Jolly}.] Christmas or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yule block — Yule log, Yule block, or Yule clog, a large log burned in the fireplace at Christmas …   Useful english dictionary

  • yule-block —  , yule clog  Christmas block …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Yule log — For other uses, see Yule log (disambiguation). An illustration of people collecting a yule log from Chambers Book of Days (1832) p. 736 A Yule log is a large and extremely hard log which is burned in the hearth as a part of traditional Yule or… …   Wikipedia

  • yule log — a large log of wood that traditionally formed the backlog of the fire at Christmas. Also called yule block, yule clog. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium


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