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 for backlog
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Backlog \Back"log`\ (b[a^]k"l[o^]g`; 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.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  backlog
      n 1: 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)
      2: the large log at the back of a hearth fire
      3: something kept back or saved for future use or a special
         purpose [syn: reserve, backlog, stockpile]
      v 1: accumulate and create a backlog

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "backlog":
     abundance, accumulation, amassment, bavin, brush, brushwood,
     budget, cache, collection, commissariat, commissary, cornucopia,
     cumulation, dump, fagot, firewood, heap, hoard, inventory,
     kindling, kindlings, larder, log, mass, material, materials,
     materiel, munitions, nest egg, pile, plenitude, plenty,
     provisionment, provisions, rations, repertoire, repertory, reserve,
     reserve fund, reserve supply, reserves, reservoir, resource, rick,
     savings, sinking fund, something in reserve, stack, stock,
     stock-in-trade, stockpile, store, stores, stovewood, supplies,
     supply on hand, treasure, treasury, unexpended balance, wood,
     yule clog, yule log
  
  

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