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lug

LUG, v.t. [See Pluck.]

1. To haul; to drag; to pull with force, as something heavy and moved with difficulty.

Howler lugs him still through hedges.

2. To carry or convey with labor.

They must divide the image among them, and so lug off every one his share.

To lug out, to draw a sword, in burlesque.

LUG, v.i. To drag; to move heavily.

LUG, n.

1. A small fish.

2. In Scotland, an ear. Obs.

3. A pole or perch, a land-measure. Obs.

4. Something heavy to be drawn or carried. [Vulgar.]



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LUG, v.t. [See Pluck.]

1. To haul; to drag; to pull with force, as something heavy and moved with difficulty.

Howler lugs him still through hedges.

2. To carry or convey with labor.

They must divide the image among them, and so lug off every one his share.

To lug out, to draw a sword, in burlesque.

LUG, v.i. To drag; to move heavily.

LUG, n.

1. A small fish.

2. In Scotland, an ear. Obs.

3. A pole or perch, a land-measure. Obs.

4. Something heavy to be drawn or carried. [Vulgar.]

LUG, n.

  1. A small fish. – Carew.
  2. In Scotland, an ear. [Obs.] – Johnson.
  3. A pole or perch, a land-measure. [Obs.] – Spenser.
  4. Something heavy to be drawn or carried. [Vulgar.]

LUG, v.i.

To drag; to move heavily. [Obs.] – Dryden.


LUG, v.t. [Sax. lyccan, aluccan, geluggian, to pull, to pluck. Ir. luighim. See Pluck.]

  1. To haul; to drag; to pull with force, as something heat, and moved with difficulty. Jowler lugs him still / Through hedges. – Dryden.
  2. To carry or convey with labor. They must divide the image among them, and so lug every one his share. – Collier. To lug out, to draw a sword in burlesque. – Dryden.

Lug
  1. The ear, or its lobe.

    [Scot. *** Prov. Eng.]
  2. To pull with force] to haul; to drag along; to carry with difficulty, as something heavy or cumbersome.

    Dryden.

    They must divide the image among them, and so lug off every one his share. Collier.

  3. To move slowly and heavily.
  4. The act of lugging; as, a hard lug; that which is lugged; as, the pack is a heavy lug.

    [Colloq.]
  5. A rod or pole.

    [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
  6. That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a support is fastened] an ear; as, the lugs of a kettle; the lugs of a founder's flask; the lug (handle) of a jug.
  7. Anything which moves slowly.

    [Obs.] Ascham.
  8. A measure of length, being 16½ feet; a rod, pole, or perch.

    [Obs.] " Eight lugs of ground." Spenser.

    Chimney lug, or Lug pole, a pole on which a kettle is hung over the fire, either in a chimney or in the open air. [Local, U.S.] Whittier.

  9. A projecting piece to which anything, as a rod, is attached, or against which anything, as a wedge or key, bears, or through which a bolt passes, etc.
  10. The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.
  11. The lugworm.

    Lug bolt (Mach.), a bolt terminating in a long, flat extension which takes the place of a head; a strap bolt.

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Lug

LUG, verb transitive [See Pluck.]

1. To haul; to drag; to pull with force, as something heavy and moved with difficulty.

Howler lugs him still through hedges.

2. To carry or convey with labor.

They must divide the image among them, and so lug off every one his share.

To lug out, to draw a sword, in burlesque.

LUG, verb intransitive To drag; to move heavily.

LUG, noun

1. A small fish.

2. In Scotland, an ear. obsolete

3. A pole or perch, a land-measure. obsolete

4. Something heavy to be drawn or carried. [Vulgar.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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