• WordNet 3.6
    • v bung close with a cork or stopper
    • v bung give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on "Remember to tip the waiter","fee the steward"
    • n bung a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bung A sharper or pickpocket. "You filthy bung , away."
    • Bung The large stopper of the orifice in the bilge of a cask.
    • Bung The orifice in the bilge of a cask through which it is filled; bunghole.
    • v. t Bung To stop, as the orifice in the bilge of a cask, with a bung; to close; -- with up. "He had bunged up his mouth that he should not have spoken these three years."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bung A large cork or stopper for closing the hole in the side of a cask through which it is filled.
    • n bung The hole or orifice in a cask through which it is filled; a bung-hole.
    • n bung A pickpocket; a sharper.
    • n bung A brewer.
    • n bung A pile of seggars or setters in a porcelain-kiln.
    • bung To stop the orifice of with a bung; close.
    • bung To beat severely; exhaust by hard blows or strenuous effort; bruise; maul: used chiefly in the phrase bunged up: as, he was all bunged up in the fight; the day's work has completely bunged me up.
    • bung Dead.
    • bung To fail; go to smash; collapse; become bankrupt: as, the bank has gone bung.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bung bung the stopper of the hole in a barrel: a large cork:
    • v.t Bung to stop up with a bung: to thrash severely
    • n Bung bung (Shak.) a sharper
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. W. bwng, orfice, bunghole, Ir. buinne, tap, spout, OGael. buine,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.


In literature:

M. Bunge, the French interpreter, looked after our comforts well.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
So, just when he had knocked in the bung, and was putting the tap into the cask, he heard overhead the pig come into the kitchen.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
The other players are called the bungs, and stand at some little distance to get a run for the leap.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
To find the bung, of course; draw it out, and relieve my thirst by a draught of water.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
A stave shaped like a bat, which, applied to either side of the bung, causes it to start out.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Ye hae been smelling the bung.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
I've lifted a barrel o' whisky and put my mouth to the bung hole.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Chips and Bungs volunteered to head a mutiny, and a round-robin was drawn up and signed.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
G. VON BUNGE, M. D., Basle, Switzerland.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
We could have had a chummy little gabfest, if you hadn't been bunging holes in the landscape with your lamps all the way.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates

In poetry:

No more I don't, nor why that Sammy's mother,
What Ma thinks horrid, 'cause he bunged my eye,
Eats an ice cream, down there, like any other!
No more don't I!
"On The Landing" by Francis Bret Harte
At his pub called the Thousand Bung-holes
He would serve up dope and hashish
To a motley group who drank hair-soup
That was flavoured with Chinese moustaches.
"The Street Of A Thousand Lanterns 1934" by Billy Bennett
Eh? I'll have a pint, Sir, and thank yer,
You'll find it good ale here to sup.
Well, as Guy Fawkes said when he got bunged in dungeon
And tumbled head first - Bottoms up!
"The Beefeater" by Weston and Lee
Oh some are fond of fiddles, and a song well sung,
And some are all for music for to lilt upon the tongue;
But mouths were made for tankards, and for sucking at the bung,
Says the old bold mate of Henry Morgan.
"Captain Stratton’s Fancy" by John Masefield
We're in a little yard; no thing to stop
Our flight to freedom but a fence. "Now, jump!"
I grabs 'is rev'rince, 'eaves 'im to the top,
An' bungs me own frame over with a bump.
"Dam!" sez the parson - or it sounded so -
But I dunno.
"'Ave a 'eart!" by C J Dennis
Why make me look like somethin' choice in crooks?
For, if I ain't got nothin' but me looks,
Why, gimme looks, an' bung a photer in
That gives me sex-appeal a dinkum spin
I ain't -- (For w'ich remark 'e'll please excuse)
No Billy Hughes.
"It's No Joke to One Bloke" by C J Dennis

In news:

DANVILLE — Packages of dangerous chemical tablets have been reported stolen from Bunge Milling in Danville.
Man Rescued from Grain Bin at Bunge Morristown Grain in Shelby County, IN.
Solazyme to Expand Renewable- Oil Production With Bunge, ADM. Go To Businessweek.com.
With a great deal of hype, a new episode of Panorama , a BBC investigative series, aired in Britain last night with the intent of exposing the seedy world of "bung culture" in British soccer, which is slang for bribery.
The sold-out concert at the 52,000-seat Gelora Bung Karno stadium was to be the biggest on Gaga's Asian tour.
Beetle, Bung or Shakespeare Pun .
The Vicksburg Post reports the specialty oils refinery plans new buildings near the Bunge-Ergon ethanol plant and upgrades at its main refinery that will allow the company to process more diverse types of crude.
Federal court upholds Bunge's corn refusal .
A US federal District Court ruling issued monday denied a preliminary injunction, filed Aug 23 by Syngenta that would require Bunge North America to accept Agrisure Viptera corn from growers.
A detailed view of the re-inforced bung hole and Red Wing stamp.
Sugar Makers Bunge to Sao Martinho Try Biotech: Corporate Brazil.
(AP) — Bunge-Ergon will suspend ethanol production at its Vicksburg plant by the end of November, citing high corn prices.
Syngenta in North America has filed a complaint in US District Court for the Northern District of Iowa against Bunge North America for having violated a number of federal and state laws.
Bunge-Ergon to Close Vicksburg Ethanol Plant.
Bunge-Ergon To Close Vicksburg Ethanol Plant.

In science:

The groupoid of generalized gauge transformations. I consider now the category BunG,M of (smooth) principal bundles over M with structure group G.
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations
In order to avoid cumbersome notations, a general object of the category BunG,M is labelled by Pi , for some index i; the surjective submersion from Pi to M is labelled by πi , and general elements of Pi are always labelled by the index i, e.g. pi , epi , qi .
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations
Lemma 4.11 implies that any morphism of the category BunG,M in the above sense is invertible; hence, the morphisms of the category BunG,M build a groupoid over the objects of the same category.
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations
C∞(P1 ⊙ P2 , G)G×G . (Here, I have denoted by Bun2 G,M the product category of BunG,M with itself.) It is clear G,M (cid:1), consisting of pairs of the form that one can consider the “diagonal” in Ob (cid:0)Bun2 (P, P ), for P ∈ BunG,M .
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations
On the other hand, one may consider a pair (P1 , P2 ) of objects of the category BunG,M .
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations