dug

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dug an udder or breast or teat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dug imp. & p. p. of Dig.
    • n Dug dŭg A teat, pap, or nipple; -- formerly that of a human mother, now that of a cow or other beast. "With mother's dug between its lips."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dug The pap or nipple of a woman or a female animal; the breast, with reference to suckling. It is now applied to that of a human female only in contempt.
    • n dug Preterit and past participle of dig.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dug dug the nipple of the pap, esp. applied to that of a cow or other beast.
    • pa.t., pa.p Dug dug of Dig
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to Sw. dägga, to suckle (a child), Dan. dægge, and prob. to Goth. daddjan,. √66

Usage

In literature:

The fellows dug an oblong hole in the ground.
"The Grammar School Boys Snowbound" by H. Irving Hancock
A narrow trench for the fire, about 1 foot deep, dug under the pole, not only protects the fire from the wind but saves fuel.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
There were many dug-outs along the line of the trench.
"Fighting in France" by Ross Kay
And he went about telling everybody how Grandfather Mole had dug himself out of sight in the garden, almost under the cat's nose.
"The Tale of Grandfather Mole" by Arthur Scott Bailey
He took to that trick all at once one day in a soft bit of newly dug earth.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
We are on the track; others will come after a time, and we may be dug out.
"To Win or to Die" by George Manville Fenn
We again set to work with our bamboo spades, and dug away most energetically.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
With frantic energy they dug their spurs into the sides of their panting steeds.
"Manco, the Peruvian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
Leaving two of his men to hold the horses, Bob and the rest walked around the corner of the station and looked at the dug-out.
"George at the Fort" by Harry Castlemon
He felt that much of his time might be spent here in this strange dug-out.
"Shelled by an Unseen Foe" by James Fiske
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In poetry:

There Etymology they found,
Who scorn'd surrounding fruits;
And ever dug in deepest ground,
For old and mouldy Roots.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
We dug for them a generous grave,
Under that sombre thicket's lee,
And there we laid the sleeping brave
To wait God's reveille.
"Under One Blanket" by James Barron Hope
They dug three graves in Lyndhurst yard;
They dug them side by side;
Two yeomen lie there, and a maiden fair
A widow and never a bride.
"A New Forest Ballad" by Charles Kingsley
My garden was silly and stubborn;
I worked, but the weeds worked, too;
I dug and scraped and scrambled—
They hustled themselves and grew;
"My Garden" by John Chipman Farrar
O Prejudice! thou art to blame
For half of all the noble braves
Who fell in Freedom's sacred name;
'Twas thy base deeds that dug their graves!
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
I dug, beneath the cypress shade,
What well might seem an elfin's grave;
And every pledge in earth I laid,
That erst thy false affection gave.
"I Dug Beneath the Cypress Shade" by Thomas Love Peacock

In news:

Indie-game Terraria fuses NES-era Final Fantasy with Dig Dug to create an 8-bit sandbox game that lets you mine ore to build tools to build more stuff.
But it began to make more sense over the years, as I dug deep into Dylan 's music.
After her victory, we dug up Ebony 's application, shown to the public here for the first time.
A trio of backhoes from WW Construction dug trenches 18 feet deep on NE 3rd St near Avery St to replace and move sewer lines that failed, a $335,000 job.
Austin's Chef du Cinema has dug deep for this Saturday's edition of his bi-monthly cooking school-cum-film screening.
LINCOLN — Ninth-ranked Nebraska dug a 16-5 hole by losing five straight matches to Wisconsin on Sunday.
WEVER (AP) — State and local officials dug in deep as they broke ground for a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in southeastern Iowa.
While doing a bit of research I dug up a few representative quotes about the severity of Russia's crisis from people like Nicholas Eberstadt and Joe Biden.
Both sides are firmly dug-in and there's few signs of progress in the talks to avoid the "fiscal cliff".
A brief history of kilns reveals they range all the way from a fire pit dug in the ground to big industrial-sized kilns for firing rows and stacks of plates, cups, whatever.
Instead, both sides dug in their heels.
LIANGJIAHE, China (AP) — The next leader of China spent much of his youth living in a dug-out cave.
China's new leader spent much of his youth living in a dug-out cave.
The next leader of China spent much of his youth living in a dug-out cave.
From brains to preserved bodies, scientists have dug up some scary stuff.
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In science:

Proposition 5.2 in the case of ∧2 ⊗ ω can also be dug out of their work.
Functoriality for General Spin Groups
To simplify the notation, for an H–valued random variable u, we denote uG = (cid:10)D (cid:0)Dk−1 u G(cid:1) , u(cid:11)H . δu = δ (u), DuG = hDG, uiH , Dk Recall Hk (x) denotes the kth Hermite polynomial.
Convergence of densities of some functionals of Gaussian processes
From the density of (2) in A and the fact that ug B = Bug , we see that span Sg∈G Dug is dense in A.
Purely infinite, simple C*-algebras arising from free product constructions, III
Given geographical limitations at DESY, either the central site would have to be relocated, as discussed in the previous section, or the tunnel would need to be dug deeper from the pro ject start, so as to allow tunnel passage beneath the River Elbe.
Summary of Discussion Question 4: Energy Expandability of a Linear Collider
Farinelli (the most famous operatic castrato) is to be dug up for examination (Nature 442, 230), and Copernicus (for whom E. P.
Astrophysics in 2006
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