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Backlog   /bˈæklˌɑg/  /bˈæklˌɔg/   Listen

An accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services).
The large log at the back of a hearth fire.
Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose.  Synonyms: reserve, stockpile.

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"Backlog" Quotes from Famous Books

... overhead. She undressed the little prince, and bathed him all over with some fragrant liquid out of a vase. The next thing she did was to rake back the red embers, and make a hollow place among them, just where the backlog had been. At last, while the baby was crowing, and clapping its fat little hands, and laughing in the nurse's face (just as you may have seen your little brother or sister do before going into its warm ...
— Myths That Every Child Should Know - A Selection Of The Classic Myths Of All Times For Young People • Various

Words linked to "Backlog" :   Yule log, firewood, accumulate, amass, cumulate, conglomerate, fuel level, reserve, collection, accumulation, aggregation, bank, pile up, reserve fund, reserve account, gather, assemblage

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