• Plug-Cutter.  Center-Bit.  Foerstner Auger-Bit.  Expansive-Bit.  Reamer.  Rose Countersink
    Plug-Cutter. Center-Bit. Foerstner Auger-Bit. Expansive-Bit. Reamer. Rose Countersink
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plugging The act of stopping with a plug.
    • Plugging The material of which a plug or stopple is made.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged. They all taste sweet
    • n plugging The act of stopping or occluding a cavity or opening by means of a plug; as applied to an artery, occlusion of the vessel by means of a blood-clot or thrombus.
    • n plugging Wood or metal from which plugs or bungs are to be made.
    • n plugging Plugs collectively; specifically, wooden pins inserted in brick- or stonework, to which battens are nailed.
    • n plugging The act of testing a melon or a cheese by taking a plug from it.
    • n plugging The act of hitting with a ball or bullet.
    • n plugging Hard study; cramming.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use
    • Plugging the act of stopping with a plug: the material of which a plug is made
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  • Josh Billings
    “A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.”


Pull the plug - If the plug is pulled on something like a project, it is terminated prematurely, often by stopping funding.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. plug, a bung, a peg (Sw. plugg, a peg, Ger. pflock); most prob. Celt., as in Ir., Gael., and W. ploc.


In literature:

Dere is no current by der spark plugs alretty!
"Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Plug the big un on the clay-bank hoss.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
It ain't plugged in.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
It is a "plug" of real "James's River tobacco.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
Plug them, Sinful, if two move together, and shoot to kill.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
I've had to blow mine twice since I cleaned the plugs and I expect its awful.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
I couldn't wear the old plug; I wasn't rich enough for such an eccentricity.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
The tobacco was best Virginia plug, worth about one dollar per pound (about three thousand dollars' worth).
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
And then after he had consented we spent another five minutes hoisting him aboard a prehistoric plug and telling him how to stick on.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
A plug of tobacco also went the round, each whittling off a piece to suit himself, with his jack-knife.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic

In poetry:

Don't worry 'baht 'im, just be 'appy
For I know he is suff'rin' no pain
Your baby has gorn dahn the plug'ole
Let's hope he don't stop up the drain
"Biby's Epitaph" by Anonymous British
Waste not your Weed, the Leaves are all too few
It's Nectar to defile as Others do -
Ah, shun the Solecism and the Plug
For Cattle-Kings and Stevedores to chew.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
There would we offer incense, highly toned,
And worship, nightly, FURNITURE enthroned.
There would we -- nay, I may not even hope,
Whose only wash-hand bowl is plugged with soap.
"Suburbia - A Yearn" by C J Dennis
Broadsides the Atlantic
We tumble short-handed,
With shot-holes to plug and new canvas to bend;
And off the Azores,
Dutch, Dons and Monsieurs
Are waiting to terrify poor honest men.
"Poor Honest Men" by Rudyard Kipling
There are unused electricity plugs all over my
house if I ever needed them.
The kitchen window is open, to admit air…
The telephone—sad to relate—sits on the
floor—I haven't had the money to get it connected—
"Transcription Of Organ Music" by Allen Ginsberg
We have pressed The Gap to bring their central umpire if they can—
Here we honestly admire him as a fair and decent man—
And we're building on a pleasant time beside the Phoenix slums,
For The Giant feels he's got a call to plug him if he comes.
"A Friendly Game Of Football" by Edward Dyson

In news:

Johnson plugged in Mark Stepnoski at center and John Gesek at right guard in 1990.
As a plug and play device for both Windows and Macintosh, it requires no special drivers whatsoever.
Plugs that fill holes in the engine may not have been put in properly and can fall out while the motor is running.
One -48Vdc power supply plugs in to raw ac, and the other in to UPS power.
Plug pulled on Project Homeless Connect.
The last remaining producer of APS film has officially pulled the plug.
Needy States Use Housing Aid Cash to Plug Budgets.
Fishburn Hedges' tribute to the Fab Four on Abbey Road's famous zebra crossing (PR Week 24 November) won them a plug in the Evening Standard.
Falling rate shows website managers more focused on plugging holes.
Upper St Clair woman develops ear plug to drown out bothersome noises.
Because of the extensive use of noise-reduction plug-ins for reality show mixes, the audio dub is actually a restoration process.
New plug-in cars catching on.
This report provides a detailed status on the commercial rollout of plug-in vehicles.
Its next plug-in vehicle will be the Chevrolet Spark EV.
The new research potentially plugs a big hole in the giant impact theory, long the leading explanation for the moon's formation.

In science:

Plugging this last estimate into (54) yields the desired bound.
A better algorithm for random k-SAT
Equation k + 1 is linear once the values obtained from equations 1 to k are plugged into it.
Quantum circuit for three-qubit random states
When plugged into Eqs. (A10) and (A11) we get equations for various components characterized by number of fermionic and momentum coordinates, {#ψ , #Π}, which have to vanish separately.
Generalized Killing-Yano equations in D=5 gauged supergravity
They realized that the Lie algebras graded over either the root system G2 or F4 could be described in terms of a generalized Tits construction, and that some specific simple Jordan superalgebras (of dimension 3 and 4) could be plugged into this Tits construction, instead of Jordan algebras (see also [BE03]).
Tits construction of the exceptional simple Lie algebras
Therefore, we can plug the three superalgebras in Proposition 3.2 in the Tits construction T (C, J ) (and in all the rows but the last one, we can plug also the Jordan superalgebras Dt for arbitrary values of t 6= 0), to obtain the Supermagic Rectangle in Table 2.
Tits construction of the exceptional simple Lie algebras