• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pugging (Arch) Mortar or the like, laid between the joists under the boards of a floor, or within a partition, to deaden sound; -- in the United States usually called deafening.
    • Pugging The act or process of working and tempering clay to make it plastic and of uniform consistency, as for bricks, for pottery, etc.
    • a Pugging Thieving.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Tigers' paw prints are called pug marks.
    • n pugging The process of mixing and working clay for bricks, etc.
    • n pugging In architecture, any composition laid under the boards of a floor, or on partition-walls, to prevent the transmission of sound. Also called deadening or deafening.
    • pugging Thieving.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pugging (Shak.) thieving—a misprint for prigging
    • ns Pugging beating or punching, esp. the working of clay for making bricks, in a pug-mill:
    • ns Pugging (archit.) clay, sawdust, plaster, &c. put between floors to deaden sound
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Pug (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prov. Eng. pug, to strike. Cf. Poke.


In literature:

It came from the pug, which lay coiled up on the sofa, asleep.
"The Christian A Story" by Hall Caine
These are of all sorts, colors, dispositions, and sizes, ranging from pugs to St. Bernards, terriers to mastiffs.
"Concerning Cats" by Helen M. Winslow
Finished the hut, pugging it at the ends, and making the roof better.
"Explorations in Australia" by John Forrest
Then how my heart began again to play its pug's tricks!
"Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
When you reach the drawing-room, there is a pug seated on an ottoman.
"The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions" by James Runciman
I said I didn't want a black-and-tan, and I'd throw a pug out of the window!
"Miss Elliot's Girls" by Mrs Mary Spring Corning
He ran about and went to sleep with the pugs, just like one of themselves.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
I'm sure they're reminiscent of Jerry's pugs.
"Paradise Garden" by George Gibbs
Pug-dog ugly; but he's awful nice, and for a boy has real much sense.
"Mary Cary" by Kate Langley Bosher
How much shall I offer him, Pug?
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden

In poetry:

Minnie thinks her Jack is noble
Tho’ he takes a "whiskey slug!"
Minnie’s nose Jack thinks is piquant,
When in truth its only pug.
"Fools" by Joseph Warren Watson
We had Chang, and Trucker Hogan, and the man who licked The Plug,
Also Heggarty, and Hoolahan, and Peter Scott, the pug;
And we wore our knuckle-dusters, and we took a keg on tap
To our friendly game of football with The Dingoes at The Gap.
"A Friendly Game Of Football" by Edward Dyson

In news:

Pugs are great companions, great with kids too.
Pugs , Rayman's Best Buddies.
I realize that Pugs shed, but mine.
See below for photos of the 2013 Calendar Pugs .
All proceeds from this contest go to benefit the pugs of the Kentuckiana Pug Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue organization (permit #P12-001005).
"A person in a pug 's body".
She is a person in a pug 's body.
Introducing Pug Destroyer - the future of death metal.
A street was closed down for the event and pugs — many of them in costume — and pug lovers came to hang out with their friends and participate in the Parade of Pugs .
DFW Pug Rescue Club held its 16th annual Pug -O-Ween fundraiser on Sunday at the Grapevine Convention Center.
Kiwi the pug dressed as Lucy from the famous chocolate factory episode of I Love Lucy.
500+ PUGS : If you've ever seen two or three Pugs in a grouping, you've probably laughed.
Some 500 Pugs will make for Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 7.
It is, in fact, "the largest gathering of Pugs on the West Coast," according to organizers.
Missing blind pug found for sale on Facebook.