hog fuel

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from a nickname of the grinding machine used to create it, a "hammer hog." The word for chopped (hacked) in Norwegian is hogge (hogde past tense); chopped wood has been hogde. Hogde fuel likely morphed into hogged fuel.

Noun[edit]

hog fuel (plural hog fuels)

  1. an unprocessed mix of coarse chips of bark and wood fiber. Pieces run between a coarse grade of less than 5" to a fine grade of less than 2".

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