birling vs logrolling what difference

what is difference between birling and logrolling

English

Verb

birling

  1. present participle of birl

Noun

birling (plural birlings)

  1. Alternative form of birlinn

Irish

Alternative forms

  • beirling (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle Irish beirling, borrowed from Old Norse byrðingr (compare Scottish Gaelic bìrlinn).

Noun

birling f (genitive singular birlinge, nominative plural birlingí)

  1. barge
  2. (commander’s) galley

Declension

Mutation

Further reading

  • “birling” in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “beirling”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Entries containing “birling” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.

Manx

Alternative forms

  • burling

Etymology

From Middle Irish beirling, borrowed from Old Norse byrðingr (compare Scottish Gaelic bìrlinn).

Noun

birling f (genitive singular birling, plural birleeyn)

  1. yacht
  2. galley, longship

Derived terms

Mutation

References

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “beirling”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language


English

Etymology

log +‎ rolling, the figurative senses from the practice of neighbors helping each other do heavy work such as rolling logs in connection with clearing land and building.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈlɒɡˌɹəʊlɪŋ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈlɑɡˌɹoʊlɪŋ/, /ˈlɔɡ-/
  • Hyphenation: log‧roll‧ing

Noun

logrolling (countable and uncountable, plural logrollings)

  1. (countable, US) The rolling of logs from one place to another; an occasion when people meet to help each other roll logs.
    1. (uncountable, US, lumberjacking) The act of balancing on a log floating on a river to guide it downstream, often involving rolling it using one’s feet; birling.
    2. (uncountable, US, sports) A sport in which two people balance on a log floating in a body of water, each one aiming to cause the opponent to fall off by rolling or kicking the log.
  2. (uncountable, US politics, figuratively) A concerted effort to push forward mutually advantageous legislative agendas by combining two items, either or both of which might fail on its own, into a single bill that is more likely to pass.
  3. (uncountable, US, figuratively) Mutual recommendation of friends’ or colleagues’ services or products, such as book recommendations in literary reviews.

Derived terms

  • logroll
  • logroller

Verb

logrolling

  1. present participle of logroll.

See also

  • backscratching
  • blogroll

Further reading

  • logrolling on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • logrolling (sport) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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