- As secretary of the Pugalug Club, a group almost 500 strong throughout Ontario devoted to the health and well being of the pug dog breed, I can't help but feel a need to respond to your article, ‘Good, bad and Pugly’.
- The woman goes inside and comes back with a pug dog wheezing on the end of a red leash.
- With such strong words, it's no wonder that the mascot on the group's website is a mischievous little pug dog who's ready to lay down the law.
- Eupithecia and other genera, family Geometridae
- The tiny lime-speck pug moth is common and widespread over much of Britain.
- Green pug moth caterpillars have been found in Oxford County this month, showing that they have spread beyond their original coastal distribution.
- Example sentences
- While the assorted Ministers scurried past the protestors - although the puggish treasurer offered a cheery wave at the crowd - the Premier snuck in a side entrance to maintain his decorum.
- Well, our puggish pal is flying in to lend a hand to his colourful environmental activist friends for a wacky protest against a big secretive conference.
- Even for an infantryman, the old soldier conjured a particularly ugly visage: a balding gnome-like pate, puggish nose, rheumy eyes - some said from too much drink - a perpetual frown, chinless face, the furrowed brow.
- Example sentences
- The puggy man started to give his version of what had happened: his daughter was violently against drugs, as she had to be, since her twin brother was a junkie; and this coloured boy had brought some into the house.
- By the way, the unusual feature I alluded to is a mole on the tip of her nose, which makes her look really puggy in profile - you can sort of see it here.
- He was well-built but slightly puggy around the middle; something that comes with age.
Mid 18th century: perhaps of Low German origin.
Words that rhyme with pugbug, chug, Doug, drug, dug, fug, glug, hug, jug, lug, mug, plug, rug, shrug, slug, smug, snug, thug, trug, tug
verb (pugs, pugging, pugged)[with object]
- He had erected ‘a more substantial building of logs, pugged with clay’.
- If we mix a fresh batch of clay from dry materials, whether it is pugged or wedged right afterwards it is still short.
- The stiffness of the pugged clay will, of course, depend entirely upon the subsequent method of manufacture.
- The heavy (2.5kN / [m.sup.2]) roof of lead sheet pugging, membrane and oak ceiling boards, is supported by a composite truss of white American oak rafters, stainless-steel tie-rods and intermediate circular posts.
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Early 19th century: of unknown origin.
- The boxer has always included a diet of pugs and lower level fighters among his opponents.
- Because no one outside the insular world of boxing can name one pug that he has under contract.
- Boxing drills aren't just for pugs anymore - they'll jump-start your fitness for mountain biking, paddling, climbing, and more.
Mid 19th century: abbreviation of pugilist.
- On spotting the pug marks of a tigress and three cubs, a cub walked into the booby trap laid by officials in the Nature Park opened opposite the zoo in September 2003.
- I might have read a lot about the tiger, but may not be able to recognise its pug marks if I am left in a jungle.
- I saw pug marks, droppings, I even heard them roar, but for four days I did not see a single lion.
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- Grazing, pugging (hoof prints left in the mud) and wallowing by buffaloes previously prevented these plants from dominating or even establishing.
- Since riparian areas are often wetter than the surrounding fields, they are most susceptible to trampling, soil compaction, and pugging.
Mid 19th century: from Hindi pag 'footprint'.
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