Pegging

Definitions

  • "His playful habit of pulling out the pegs."
    "His playful habit of pulling out the pegs."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pegging The act or process of fastening with pegs.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The inner sole pegged to the last The inner sole pegged to the last
Pegging the sole Pegging the sole
PEG-TOP PEG-TOP

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Men are a lot more streamlined than women for swimming, because the female's mamaries create a lot of drag. Enough, in fact, that racing suits have been developed with tiny pegs above the breasts to cause disturbance, which decreases the drag.
    • n pegging The act of fastening with a peg or pegs, or of furnishing with pegs.
    • n pegging Pegs collectively, or material for pegs.
    • n pegging A beating; a drubbing.
    • n pegging The process or method of catching turtles with the peg.
    • n pegging Dogged or plodding perseverance in work.
    • n pegging In harvesting tobacco, the driving of a peg into the cut stalk to hang it upon while curing. For other methods see spearing, splitting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Pegging the act of fastening with a peg: pegs collectively: a thrashing: determined perseverance in work
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Quotations

  • Helen Rowland
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    “Woman! The peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch, and the sinner his justification!”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “All words are pegs to hang ideas on.”

Idioms

On a shoogly peg - (Scot) Something, like a person's job, that's on a shoogly peg is insecure.
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Square peg in a round hole - If somebody's in a situation, organisation, etc, where they don't fit in and feel out of place, they are a square peg in a round hole.
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Take someone down a peg - If someone is taken down a peg (or taken down a peg or two), they lose status in the eyes of others because of something they have done wrong or badly.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; as in Dan. pig, a spike.

Usage

In literature:

Margaret knocked; Peg rapped; then Margaret knocked again; but nobody came, and not a sound broke the stillness within.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
They seized on the leaping canvas, he feeling in the water for the tent pegs, she snatching at the ropes.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Wonder what Peg will say when he runs across us out there in that lonely place?
"The Saddle Boys of the Rockies" by James Carson
The way you pegged 'em to-day got me.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
To show where his kirat was situated Johha drove a peg into the wall inside.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
Well, we've got to peg.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
He turned to a case and drew out a peg.
"Stories of Great Inventors" by Hattie E. Macomber
If I marry that man it will be after I've taken him down several pegs.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
The leader of our flock was a large brock-faced ewe called Old Peg.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Yer quite set up, but I guess ye might come down a peg after ye git acquainted.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods" by Jessie Graham Flower
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In poetry:

"Though winds blow cold and I grow old,
My tent is fast and fair:
The pegs are dead men's stout right arms,
The cords, their golden hair."
"The Ballad of Zacho (a Greek legend)" by James Elroy Flecker
An' Jock he sniggered, an' Jock he smiled,
An' ower the card-brim wunk: —
"I'm a' too fresh fra' the stirrup-peg,
"May be that I am drunk."
"The Fall of Jock Gillespie" by Rudyard Kipling
One afternoon, after a long weary tramp,
And hard grafting, to which he’s no stranger,
He found, that a letter, had come to the camp,
To warn him, his peg was in danger;
"To A Hatpeg" by Barcroft Henry Boake
And though in far countries, he sadly doth roam
While hunger had forced him to beg
Till fortune grows kindly, and sends him back home,
There’s an Angel who watches that peg.
"To A Hatpeg" by Barcroft Henry Boake
O, the month of May, the merry month of May,
So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green;
And then did I unto my true love say,
Sweet Peg, thou shalt be my Summer's Queen.
"The Merry Month Of May" by Thomas Dekker
Such was the story Afzul told to me,
While wood-fires crackled in the evening breeze,
And blows on hammered tent-pegs stirred the air
Sweet with the fragrance from the Sinjib trees.
"Sher Afzul" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Greg Jacobson, Ahold NV, Peapod , online grocery, Peg Merzbacher, director of marketing.
Dem Health Care Bill Pegged at $940B Over 10 Years.
Construction Jobs Impact Pegged at 80,000.
RNC's economic impact pegged at $170 million.
Gubernatorial Race Pegged as 2010 Indicator.
Field Pegged at 4-5 in Derby Future Bet.
Timberland's Washington pegged as one of state's best.
Tab from 1977 to 2000 is pegged at $370 million.
Companies Pegged to Increase ERP Budgets by 12.3 percent in 2007.
War price tag pegged at $80-billion.
While still a formidable and profitable department for supermarkets, sales of peg -rack deli meats slipped 2.5% to $2.7 billion last year, according to Information Resources Inc, Chicago.
Go to main page News Porn director pegged as man who shot now-infamous anti-Islam film.
CSU men's basketball pegged to finish fifth in Peach Belt Conference.
You are sending " Pegging Out, Oct 14, 2012" to a friend.
A friend thinks you'll like the article " Pegging Out, Oct 14, 2012" on GJSentinel.com.
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In science:

Thus, the length of each string is fixed and tuning of which involves adjusting the tension of the string through turning the corresponding tuning peg.
Music in Terms of Science
S LuperFoy [1991] Discourse Pegs: A Computational Analysis of Context-Dependent Referring Expressions.
Generating One-Anaphoric Expressions: Where Does the Decision Lie?
We present a comprehensive photometric dataset taken over the entire outburst of the eclipsing dwarf nova IP Peg in September/October 1997.
A Spatially Resolved `Inside-out' Outburst of IP Pegasi
Recent work on IP Peg by Steeghs, Harlaftis & Horne (1997) and Wolf et al (1998), has shown the possibility that IP Peg contains tidal shocks (or spiral arms) within the disc.
A Spatially Resolved `Inside-out' Outburst of IP Pegasi
The eclipses become flat-bottomed, narrower and deeper again (see Fig. 2d) and resume the form typical of an eclipsing dwarf nova light curve (e.g Wood & Crawford 1986), as IP Peg reaches quiescence (Fig. 2e).
A Spatially Resolved `Inside-out' Outburst of IP Pegasi
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