Lug

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lug carry with difficulty "You'll have to lug this suitcase"
    • v lug obstruct "My nose is all stuffed","Her arteries are blocked"
    • n lug marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait
    • n lug a projecting piece that is used to lift or support or turn something
    • n lug a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast
    • n Lug ancient Celtic god
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lug A man; sometimes implying clumsiness.
    • Lug A measure of length, being 161/2 feet; a rod, pole, or perch. "Eight lugs of ground."
    • Lug (Mach) A projecting piece to which anything, as a rod, is attached, or against which anything, as a wedge or key, bears, or through which a bolt passes, etc.
    • Lug A rod or pole.
    • Lug Anything which moves slowly.
    • Lug That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a support is fastened; an ear; as, the lugs of a kettle; the lugs of a founder's flask; the lughandle) of a jug.
    • Lug The act of lugging; as, a hard lug ; that which is lugged; as, the pack is a heavy lug .
    • Lug The ear, or its lobe.
    • Lug (Harness) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.
    • Lug (Zoöl) The lugworm.
    • v. i Lug To move slowly and heavily.
    • v. i Lug To pull with force; to haul; to drag along; to carry with difficulty, as something heavy or cumbersome. "They must divide the image among them, and so lug off every one his share."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lug To pull with force or effort, as something that is heavy or resists; haul; drag.
    • lug To carry, as something heavy or burdensome; bear laboriously.
    • lug Especially To drag or pull about by the ears or head, as a bear or a bull, to excite it to action; bait; worry.
    • lug To geld.
    • lug To pull with effort: followed by at.
    • lug To move heavily, or with resistance; drag.
    • n lug Anything that moves slowly or with difficulty; something of a heavy, lumpish, or sluggish nature. Specifically— A slug; a sluggard.
    • n lug Same as lug-sail.
    • n lug plural Affected manners; “airs”: as, to put on lugs.
    • n lug The lobe of the ear.
    • n lug The ear.
    • n lug A projecting part of some object resembling more or less in form or position the human ear. A projecting piece or ear on a vessel or other object to serve as a handle, or on a tile or the like to afford it a hold when used in roofing.
    • n lug In machinery, a projecting piece; specifically, a short flange by or to which something is fastened.
    • n lug A projecting piece upon a founders' flask or mold.
    • n lug In single harness, one of the two loops of leather dependent from the saddle, one on each side, through which the shafts are passed for support.
    • n lug The arm of a bee-frame.
    • n lug A jamb or side wall of a recess, as a fireplace.
    • n lug A grade of tobacco.
    • lug To form with a lug or projection: as, to lug a door-sill (that is, to hollow out or chamfer off the upper and outer angle of the stone to within a short distance of each end, the parts not cut away forming the lugs).
    • n lug A rod or pole.
    • n lug A pliable rod or twig such as is used in thatching.
    • n lug A measure of length, properly 15 feet 1 inch, but sometimes 16½, 18, or 20 feet (a lug of coppicewood in Herefordshire was 49 square yards); a pole or perch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Lug lug to pull along: to drag: to pull with difficulty
    • pr.p Lug lug′ging; pa.t. and pa.p. lugged
    • Lug a square sail bent upon a yard that hangs obliquely to the mast
    • n Lug lug (Spens.) a perch or rod of land.
    • n Lug lug (Scot.) the ear
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Quotations

  • J. G. Ballard
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    “Pop artists deal with the lowly trivia of possessions and equipment that the present generation is lugging along with it on its safari into the future.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. luggen, Sw. lugga, to pull by the hair, fr. lugg, the forelock

Usage

In literature:

Ye canna mak' a silk purse oot o' a soo's lug.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
She lugs them all up every night to keep 'em warm, she says.
"Rosemary" by Josephine Lawrence
I'd have been there yet, only they comes and lugs off all the desks and things and makes me give up the keys.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
So I lugs in the mail, dumps it in the tray, and leaves him with it.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
Myers, he was ambitious to lug us both along, but the sergeant couldn't see it that way.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
So I lugs the lamp back and the three of us wedges ourselves into the roadster seat.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
I could hardly lug it home, both of you had such a batch.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
I lugged her to the warm room in the light-house where I sat and lived.
"The Blunders of a Bashful Man" by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
This block rests between the upper ends of the lugs (C).
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Dismounting the Standish, he lugged it back up to the main saloon, replaced it in its safe and again set the combination lock.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
Also I was a little peeved at J. Bayard when I discovers he's lugged him up here without findin' out much about him.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
It was with rather subdued feelings that next morning I set out betimes for the station, lugging my small trunk along with me.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
Priscilla and Conny turned upstairs lugging the suit-case between them, while Patty approached the principal's study.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
Our next task was to cut the two lug-sails adrift from their yards.
"A Pirate of the Caribbees" by Harry Collingwood
Do you think we'd have time to lug them into the boat before we'd be pooped!
"Fritz and Eric" by John Conroy Hutcheson
In this case a lug L is cast upon the block, forming, indeed, a portion of said block.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
There's a new pair of rowlocks and I've a nice bit of rope for a halyard for the little lug.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
In those specimen crates Mantelish has been lugging into the dome the past couple of days.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
With his unfailing instinct he has got at the books, and lugged a considerable heap of them around him.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
Why, this Will lug your priests and servants from your sides.
"Andrew Melville" by William Morison
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In poetry:

"I'm upagenit pritty bad,
An' lookin' furra job,"
I answers. Then I bytsiz lug:
"Say, kinyeh lensa bob?"
"The Lingothatweuze" by C J Dennis
Maar nouliks was dit om haar lyf,
toe kom 'n windjie, vlug en styf,
en met die uiting van sy sug
daar trek ons Feetjie deur die lug!
"Die spinnerak-rokkie" by Eugene Marais
An' quhanever he moanit or turnit him roun,
Or his broo gae token o' plycht,
The waukin man i' the sleepin man's lug
Wud rown a murgeon o' micht.
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
That voice it was naebody's, Mary, but thine,
The highest, the sweetest, the hauflins divine;
It rang in my lug like a clear siller bell,
An' my heart hoo it dinil't aneath the sweet spell.
"The Ballad O' Mary Muiren" by Janet Hamilton
Drag the yards ‘round, lads, with a yo-ho!
Lug the beggars ‘round.
Mark the heads’ill pull, lads! Sure, an’ they must know
We’re runnin’ for the little port between the hills of snow.
"Squaring the Yards" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
The troopers pursued them and hot was the chase,
'Tis only in Randwick they go at such pace;
Clark captured the pair, then to show his vexation,
He lugged them both off to the Young police station.
"The Maids of the Mountains" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

These showy neon kicks boast aggressive lugs and a snug cage structure on the upper for sure footing on wild terrain.
If you're picturing Cold War-era spies, the menace of the Kremlin walls or the huddled masses churning out lug nuts in factories, you're in for some delightful surprises.
I had some new wheels put on my wife's 2001 Toyota Camry and the lug nuts only grab about half the threads on the stud because the wheel is thicker than the stock wheel.
Sentimental lug that I am, I can often hear a piece of music and it will carry me back to a different time in my life.
Van Tassel , in a 1977 Lake Orion Review photo lugs two tires out of a Joslyn Road ditch.
The Pilgrims sit at a long table sharing their bounty with the Wampanoag, one member of the tribe maybe lugging a deer into the clearing.
To attach the J Wheelz to the four corners of your ATV, all you have to do is remove two lug nuts and replace them with the supplied longer lug nut.
The two suspects allegedly beat an 80-year-old resident with a tire lug wrench during a violent home invasion on Nov 28.
Cleveland funnyman Mike Polk Jr wanted to get one thing straight as I helped lug 17 bottles of hard booze into the trunk of his 2005 Hyundai.
And because the drivers no longer have to lug trash cans, their clothes stay clean .
The annual Berkeley County GOP Eisenhower Dinner is a time to get the message out, Craig Blair, chairman of the Saturday evening's activities, said while lugging boxes into the Holiday Inn before the reception and dinner began.
It is estimated $8 billion in cash was lugged out of Afghanistan last year.
The included stainless steel mounting hardware, also UL 2703 certified, allows the lug to be used to ground the rack as well as the PV module.
Made specifically for the hunter , tailgater, "on the train to work" chugger or just any old drunk uncle, the Enjoi Beer Hunter jacket helps lug around all those bottles and cans of beer.
It's part of the various methods to develop Mathews, who lugs around a football that weighs about 15 pounds during practice drills to stress ball security, Wilson said.
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In science:

Lugli, The Monte Carlo method for semiconductor device simulation (Springer, 1989). O. B´enichou et al., Europhys.
Collision statistics for random flights with anisotropic scattering and absorption
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