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Pug (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pugged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pugging.] [Cf. G. pucken to thump. beat.]


To mix and stir when wet, as clay for bricks, pottery, etc.


To fill or stop with clay by tamping; to fill in or spread with mortar, as a floor or partition, for the purpose of deadening sound. See Pugging, 2.


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Pug, n.


Tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be plastic.


A pug mill.

Pug mill, a kind of mill for grinding and mixing clay, either for brickmaking or the fine arts; a clay mill. It consists essentially of an upright shaft armed with projecting knives, which is caused to revolve in a hollow cylinder, tub, or vat, in which the clay is placed.


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Pug, n. [Corrupted fr. puck. See Puck.]


An elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as Puck. [Obs.] B. Jonson.


A name for a monkey. [Colloq.] Addison.


A name for a fox. [Prov. Eng.] C. Kingsley.


An intimate; a crony; a dear one. [Obs.] Lyly.

5. pl.

Chaff; the refuse of grain. [Obs.] Holland.


A prostitute. [Obs.] Cotgrave.

7. (Zoöl.)

One of a small breed of pet dogs having a short nose and head; a pug dog.

8. (Zoöl.)

Any geometrid moth of the genus Eupithecia.


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Pug (?), n. [Hind. pag foot.]

A footprint; a track; as of a boar. [India]


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