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Definition of PUG

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Puck \Puck\, n. [OE. pouke; cf. OSw. puke, Icel. p[=u]ki an evil demon, W. pwca a hobgoblin. Cf. {Poker} a bugbear, {Pug}.]
     1. (Medi[ae]val Myth.) A celebrated fairy, "the merry wanderer of the night;" -- called also {Robin Goodfellow}, {Friar Rush}, {Pug}, etc. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              He meeteth Puck, whom most men call
              Hobgoblin, and on him doth fall.      --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Zool.) The goatsucker. [Prov. Eng.]
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Pug \Pug\, n. [Hind. pag foot.]
     A footprint; a track; as of a boar. [India]
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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Pug \Pug\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pugging}.] [Cf. G. pucken to thump. beat.] [1913 Webster]
     1. To mix and stir when wet, as clay for bricks, pottery, etc. [1913 Webster]

     2. 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. [1913 Webster]

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Pug \Pug\, n.
     1. Tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be plastic. [1913 Webster]

     2. A pug mill.
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     {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. [1913 Webster]

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Pug \Pug\, n. [Corrupted fr. puck. See {Puck}.]
     1. An elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as {Puck}. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

     2. A name for a monkey. [Colloq.] --Addison.
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     3. A name for a fox. [Prov. Eng.] --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]

     4. An intimate; a crony; a dear one. [Obs.] --Lyly. [1913 Webster]

     5. pl. Chaff; the refuse of grain. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]

     6. A prostitute. [Obs.] --Cotgrave.
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     7. (Zool.) One of a small breed of pet dogs having a short nose and head; a pug dog. [1913 Webster]

     8. (Zool.) Any geometrid moth of the genus {Eupithecia}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

107 Moby Thesaurus words for "pug":
     Chinese boxer, arch, bantamweight, black belt, blocky, boss, boxer, brown belt, bruiser, bump, chubby, chunky, clubfoot, colophon, concavity, convexity, dactylogram, dactylograph, dent, digit, dint, dog, dumpy, embossment, excrescence, extremity, fat, featherweight, fetlock, fighter, fingerprint, fisticuffer, flyweight, foot, footmark, footprint, footstep, forefoot, forepaw, fossil footprint, harefoot, heavyweight, heel, hoof, ichnite, ichnolite, impress, impression, imprint, indent, indentation, indention, instep, karate expert, light heavyweight, lightweight, lump, middleweight, pad, palooka, pastern, patte, paw, paw print, pawmark, pedal extremity, pedes, pes, pied, pimple, podgy, print, prizefighter, pudgy, pugged, pugilist, pugmark, retrousse, savate expert, seal, sigil, signet, snub-nosed, sole, sparrer, splayfoot, squat, squattish, squatty, stamp, step, stocky, stubbed, stubby, stud, stumpy, thickset, thumbmark, thumbprint, toe, tootsy, trotter, tubby, turned-up, ungula, vestige, welterweight


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