Backlog

Back"log`

(bk"lg`; 115), n. [Back, a. + log.] 1. A large stick of wood, forming the back of a fire on the hearth. Contrasted to forestick. [U.S.]
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There was first a backlog, from fifteen to four and twenty inches in diameter and five feet long, imbedded in the ashes.
S. G. Goodrich.
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2. An accumulation (of tasks or of materials) that were not performed or processed at the normal time and require attention; as, unexpected demand led to a large backlog of unfilled orders; politically motivated delays led to a large backlog of unconfirmed judicial appointments.
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