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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trough a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
    • n trough a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed
    • n trough a long narrow shallow receptacle
    • n trough a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)
    • n trough a treasury for government funds
    • n trough a concave shape with an open top
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Detail of Book Trough Detail of Book Trough
Book Trough Complete Book Trough Complete
Trough-shaped vessel: Arkansas.--1/3 Trough-shaped vessel: Arkansas.--1/3
man and pig in suit; pig is eating from a trough man and pig in suit; pig is eating from a trough

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pigturducken is a pig, stuffed with a turkey, which is stuffed with a chicken, deep fried in oil, which is usually put into something similar to a horse trough over propane burners.
    • Trough A long, hollow vessel, generally for holding water or other liquid, especially one formed by excavating a log longitudinally on one side; a long tray; also, a wooden channel for conveying water, as to a mill wheel.
    • Trough Any channel, receptacle, or depression, of a long and narrow shape; as, trough between two ridges, etc.
    • Trough (Meteor) The transverse section of a cyclonic area where the barometric pressure, neither rising nor falling, has reached its lowest point.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trough In mining, an oblong tank of boards or metal in which ores are washed for the separation of metal and gangue; a rocker, serving as a hand-buddle.
    • n trough In coalmining, a passage cut through a supporting pillar of coal to connect one opened chamber with another. Also called thirling.
    • n trough In geology, the lowest portion of a synclinal fold.
    • n trough An open receptacle, generally long and narrow, as for water. Specifically— A wooden receptacle or basin in which to knead dough.
    • n trough A large vessel, usually oblong, designed to hold water or food for animals.
    • n trough A conduit for rain-water, placed under the eaves of a building; an eaves-trough.
    • n trough In printing:
    • n trough A watertight box in which paper is dipped to dampen it for the press.
    • n trough The iron or metal-lined box in which inking-rollers are cleaned and forms are washed.
    • n trough In fish-culture, a hatching-trough.
    • n trough A small boat; a canoe or dug-out.
    • n trough A concavity or hollow; a depression between two ridges or between two waves; an oblong basin-shaped hollow: as, the trough of the sea.
    • n trough The array of connected cells of a voltaic battery, in which the copper and zinc plates of each pair are on opposite sides of the partition.
    • n trough In chem., a vat or pan containing water over which gas is distilled.
    • n trough In electroplating, a tray or vat which holds the metallic solution.
    • n trough A similar device for holding the developing or fixing bath in dry-plate photography, in order that the changes in the plate submerged in the bath can be observed.
    • trough To feed grossly, as a hog from a trough.
    • trough To make into a trough, or into the shape of a trough.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Trough trof a long, hollow vessel for water or other liquid: a long tray: a long narrow channel: a concavity or hollow.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. trough, trogh, AS. trog, troh,; akin to D., G., & Icel. trog, Sw. tråg, Dan. trug,; probably originally meaning, made of wood, and akin to E. tree,. √63 & 241. See Tree, and cf. Trug
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. trog; Ger. trog.


In literature:

Wrangling and high words among the muleteers, and fighting of the animals for approach to the water-troughs.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
The coffin was removed to the Quirinal and turned into a water-trough.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
Around noon they were fed from a trough which was about ten or fifteen feet in length.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
A long trough was supplied by it with water for the sheep.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
There's the tip-trough, but it's down-stairs, and we can't reach the pole.
"Stories by American Authors (Volume 4)" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
These troughs were made deep enough to hold about ten quarts.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
My horse was by the water-trough.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Glasses were turned in that direction, and a large ship was seen now sinking in the trough of the sea, now rising to the summit of the waves.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
She was a clean-lined craft and steered easily; yet the off-shore sea which was rising often threw her around until nearly in the trough.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
There she lay in the trough of the sea.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

For the great Love everywhere
Over all doth glow;
Draws his birds up trough the air,
Tends his birds below.
"December 27, 1879" by George MacDonald
Cool murmur of water through apple-wood
Troughs without number
The whole orchard fills, whilst the leaves
Lend their music to slumber.
"Orchard Song" by Sappho
They had forgotten the shield-hung hull
Seen nearer and more plain,
Dipping into the troughs like a gull,
And gull-like rising again—
"The Pirates in England" by Rudyard Kipling
And he, who went with me wherever,
Trough thunders and the silent peace,
He, who was kind to me in fever,
And cruel when I stayed in bliss;
"Eternal" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
I know thou hast a better way
To spend these hours thou squand'rest;
Some lad toils in the trough to-day
Who groans because thou wand'rest;
"Idleness" by Thomas Sturge Moore
The "Bride" o' Leith steers home again,
Not lightly does she ride,
There's goodly cargo in her hold,
There's blood upon her side:
In the trough of the sea her laden keel
Rolls in the plunging tide.
"The "Bride" Of Leith" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

View full size Gulf coast condo sales have now risen 109 percent from the market sales trough set in September 2007.
Tales from the Trough : Q & A season preview with 'The Voice of the IceHogs' — part two.
New London employees feed at the overtime trough .
Where the Trough Is Overflowing.
It's time for 'farmers' to get out of the trough .
You will learn what hypertufa is and how to build your own trough garden.
Recovery trough system for small filler.
Wind Power Hits a Trough .
GOP's turn at trough .
I have been to the public trough and partaken.
The GOP at the Trough .
Pull Ratner off the trough .
But the peaks on usage charts are getting higher, and the troughs aren't nearly as shallow as they once were.
Build a Portable Trough .
Or register to win a 25-gallon, solar water trough from eNasco.

In science:

So L is a Lyapunov evergrowing variable that depends on matter (trough φ, (trough a), as we would expect.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
Let s ∈ p, and let f ∈ κ2 be a branch trough p.
Simple Complete Boolean Algebras
We measured the expansion velocity of the ejecta of SN 2003gd from the minimum of the blue-shifted absorption trough of the Fe i i λ5169 line, as in Hamuy (2004b).
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74
In all cases, apart from SN 1999gi, the ejecta velocities were measured from the minimum of the blue-shifted absorption trough of the Fe i i λ5169 line.
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74
As such, the larger fluxes on either side of the trough theoretically centered close to 4.5 µm contribute planet flux to the detected band.
Theoretical Interpretation of the Measurements of the Secondary Eclipses of TrES-1 and HD209458b