• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prog A goal; progue.
    • Prog A vagrant beggar; a tramp.
    • Prog To prick; to goad; to progue.
    • Prog To steal; to rob; to filch.
    • Prog To wander about and beg; to seek food or other supplies by low arts; to seek for advantage by mean shift or tricks. "A perfect artist in progging for money.""I have been endeavoring to prog for you."
    • Prog Victuals got by begging, or vagrancy; victuals of any kind; food; supplies. "So long as he picked from the filth his prog ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prog To poke; prod.
    • prog To go prowling about, as for pickings or plunder; prowl; filch; forage; especially, to go a-begging.
    • prog To search carelessly or aimlessly, as for oysters, clams, etc., along the shore in a rambling way.
    • n prog A pointed instrument for poking or prodding.
    • n prog A poke; a prod.
    • n prog Victuals got by begging; hence, victuals in general; food.
    • n prog One who goes from place to place begging for victuals.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Prog prog to thrust
    • v.i Prog to go about, as if picking and plundering: to beg
    • n Prog a pointed instrument: food got by begging
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. D. prachen, G. prachern, Dan. prakke, Sw. pracka, to beg, L. procare, procari, to ask, demand, and E. prowl,


In literature:

I can go out when I like, and I'll smuggle the prog in.
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
Ayn't you lucky boys, to have reg'lar work like this, and the best of prog!
"Sybil or the Two Nations" by Benjamin Disraeli
The carriage followed with the prog, but as the road was in many places heavy, it did not move as fast as we did.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
Let's get part of the prog on to the thatch.
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
I'm getting very hungry, I know, and if they don't come I vote we make an attack on the prog baskets without them.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Prime prog it is, anyhow.
"Lost in the Forest" by R.M. Ballantyne
When he grabs you, dat progs your hopes a good deal.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
They might bring me some prog.
"In the King's Name" by George Manville Fenn
Like other veterans, long unaccustomed to abundance of prog, he had overfed and was badly foundered.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
But let's go up again to the prog and have a good feed before we begin again; and, suppose you bring your spade?
"The Golden Magnet" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

Then up spoke the Captain of Marines,
Who dearly loved his prog:
"It's awful to die, and it's worse to be dry,
And I move we pipe to grog."
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche
Chorus: It's ah! for, etc.
Then hang the jolly prog, the hocussed shanty grog,
The beer that's loaded with tobacco;
Grafting humour I am in, and I'll stick the peg right in
And settle once more down to Yakka.
"Across the Western Plains I Must Wander" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Video Demonstrates Creation of a Complex, 24-Station Prog Die.
Professor Mikey here, with a scholarly take on Prog Rock.
Blink-182's DeLonge: New Album Will Include Throwbacks, ' Prog -Rock' Songs.
Such is the tale of the English prog-rock band Rare Bird .
California-based "garage prog" ensemble Realization Orchestra join Josh Redman on "5…4…3…2…fun.
Jethro Tull band member revisits prog-rock success with his finely crafted new album.
How Atlas Shrugged links Canadian prog-rock and our terrifying veep hopeful.
Prog-metal legends survive shake-up for best album in nearly half a decade.
Prog rockers the Mars Volta have announced their sixth album, Noctourniquet, will hit stores on March 27th.
The Best Prog Rock Bands of All Time.
Then based in Chicago, the label documented his projects like "brutal prog" ensemble the Flying Luttenbachers and his intrepid foray into experimentalism with his myriad collaborators.
Prog-rock all-star band Kansas is returning to Niagara County to perform June 19 at the Lewiston venue.
San Francisco-based Sopwith Camel's 1972 comeback album The Miraculous Hump Returns from the Moon garnered an underground cult following with post-psychedelic prog faves like "Fazon.".
Prog-rock bassist John Wetton escapes from ' Captivity ' with solo effort.
Yes will treat fans to a long-distance run around the Caribbean when the prog-rock legends headline a new themed cruise in the spring.

In science:

Sasakura, “Emergent general relativity on fuzzy spaces from tensor models,” Prog.
Emergent general relativity in the tensor models possessing Gaussian classical solutions
Sasakura, “Gauge fixing in the tensor model and emergence of local gauge symmetries,” Prog.
Emergent general relativity in the tensor models possessing Gaussian classical solutions
Kitsukawa, “Charge quantization conditions based on the Atiyah-Singer index theorem,” Prog.
String instanton in AdS(4)xCP(3)
Tachikawa, “Supersymmetric Completion of an R2 Term in Five-Dimensional Supergravity,” Prog.
alpha'-corrections and heterotic black holes
Stewart, “A General Analytic Formula For The Spectral Index Of The Density Perturbations Produced During Inflation,” Prog.
Primordial Non-Gaussianities from Inflation Models