American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An udder, breast, or teat of a female animal.
- v. Past tense and past participle of dig.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pap or nipple of a woman or a female animal; the breast, with reference to suckling. It is now applied to that of a human female only in contempt.
- n. Preterit and past participle of dig.
- n. Mammary gland on domestic mammal containing more than two breasts.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of dig.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A teat, pap, or nipple; -- formerly that of a human mother, now that of a cow or other beast.
- imp. & p. p. of dig.
- n. an udder or breast or teat
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_ -- no consecrated one, but one dug ready to receive a corpse; _dug, in savage threatening of slaughter, for the reception of one yet living_ -- the son of the noble owner of that ancient domain -- dug in sight of his father's house, in his own park, by wretches who have warned him to prepare to fill that grave in October!”
“When Christopher Columbus asked the West Indian savages what they called their dug-outs they said _canoas_; so a boat dug out of a solid log had the first right to the word we now use for a canoe built up out of several different parts.”
“On the way back he picked up another trail, he once again dug his nose down in the grass to better get on the scent.”
“Proof is said to reside in the ancient papyrus documents which archaeologists have dug from the sands of Egypt over the past century and a quarter.”
“It blasts up the drifts like white dirt dug from the earth, a frozen burial ground encircling our thin tent, entrapping us.”
“The one and only reason McCain dug her out of a snowbank.”
“The missive said of one student, "The hole she has dug is deeper than the mine shaft in Chile.”
“They had been made so in a single night, by his mother, who had compressed about them a powdered mineral which was dug from the landslide back of Port Adams.”
“Two minutes after that, Malkin dug the puck off the back wall and tossed a blind pass behind him to Talbot for the tying goal.”
“Elphinstone, ibid., p. 334, also mentions dealing with bankers in Peshawar who would accept his bills, but only pay him secretly at night with money dug from the ground for the purpose. back”
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