slog

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slog strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat "He slugged me so hard that I passed out"
    • v slog walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"
    • v slog work doggedly or persistently "She keeps plugging away at her dissertation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Slog slŏg To hit hard, esp. with little attention to aim or the like, as in cricket or boxing; to slug.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slog To lag behind.
    • slog To hit hard, as in boxing, See slug.
    • slog In cricket, to hit at the ball wildly and without judgment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Slog slog to hit hard
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Quotations

  • Al Di Guido
    Al Di Guido
    “The ides of surfing the net -- I don't know who called it that -- it's more like slogging through the net.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Slug (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

For three balls Dora merely slogged; the fourth, to her extreme surprise, got her out.
"The Nicest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
He slogs through the world.
"This Simian World" by Clarence Day
Nights, Sundays and holidays I plugged and slogged, nor did I relent even when vacation time came round.
"If You Don't Write Fiction" by Charles Phelps Cushing
It was not for nothing we slogged away there day after day, learning to conquer disappointment and defeat.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
This being the case, my future movements will be in the manner called "a foot slog" behind the ox-waggons.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
As the men slogged up the north bank, they leveled their rifles and plunged into the trees.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
It was more of the same, more of the blistering, dusty slogging, more of thorn and tangled ravine and awful emptiness.
"The World That Couldn't Be" by Clifford Donald Simak
And they slogged and sloshed toward it, numb to all that was going on about them.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
But even with gloves on you can do a good deal of grim slogging.
"In the Whirl of the Rising" by Bertram Mitford
It needed some courage to get in the way of one of Alice's slogs!
"Just Gerry" by Christine Chaundler
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In poetry:

In the van of the battle we heard the stones rattle,
Some slogging was done, but no slaughter,
A shout from the stand, and the whole of our band
Skimm'd merrily over the water.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

For many in the northwest, alpine meadows are the grand payoff after miles of slogging up a trail.
There was much hand-wringing in these parts the past several weeks about the way the New York Giants were slogging their way through another November.
Ponderous and self-serious slog through the ages loses its way with multiple stories.
Levchin was the co-founder of PayPal and has been slogging away at Slide for about two years.
New 'Assassin's Creed' an artistic slog .
Whirlpool's Swift Faces Uphill Slog With Maytag Integration.
Week After Sandy, Still a Slow Slog in NJ, NY.
Occasionally a slog , 'The Hobbit' also has a fair amount of charm (B).
Weak hiring signals long slog ahead.
J ust when we thought that election season was over, December threatens to be a slog through more of the same.
MMM > News > Pharma resilient during economic slog , says IMS Health.
A tough slog for first-time homebuyers.
Prosecutors spent Wednesday morning slogging through bond documents, swap agreements and Jefferson County Commission minutes with former county Finance Director Steve Sayler.
For Romney, Obama, long slog to nail-biter finish.
Beginning of a long, hard slog (2:46).
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In science:

Fribourg, L., SLOG: A logic programming language interpreter based on clausal superposition and rewriting, In Symposium on Logic Programming (1985), ieee Comp.
Logic Programming, Functional Programming, and Inductive Definitions
Dearborn et al. (2006) are apparently the first to slog right through the helium flash of a 1 M⊙ , solar composition star in three dimensions.
Astrophysics in 2006
This would be a good reason to include a proof here; but the only proof we know is a tedious and unenlightening combinatorial slog, and anyway it is our hope that algorithmic verification methods will emerge in the near future.
Misere quotients for impartial games: Supplementary material
Zaheer operates usually in the manic periods of power plays and slog overs while Harbha jan bowls mainly in the middle overs.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
Unfortunately, the combination makes many of the proofs a bit of a slog.
Physical limits of inference
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