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Long narrow trench or pit, usually lined with planks, over which large tree‐trunks could be placed in such a way that they could be sawn into sections using a long rip‐saw with one end worked by someone standing in the pit underneath the trunk while the other end was worked by someone standing on top of the trunk.

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