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  • v. Present participle of cog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice of cheating by loaded dice.
  • n. Same as calking.
  • n. The fitting in and working of the wooden teeth or cogs of mortise-wheels.
  • n. The process of rolling steel blooms from ingots.


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  • I like a good freewheeling motor, in fact the more I learn about electric propulsion I have come to hate the rather significant resistance that some motors put up against spinning partially known as cogging (which appears to be very wasteful).

    Autoblog Green

  • I will serve this poor Queen as a subject should serve an imprisoned and wronged sovereign — they who placed me in her service have to blame themselves — who sent me hither, a gentleman trained in the paths of loyalty and honour, when they should have sought out some truckling, cogging, double-dealing knave, who would have been at once the observant page of the Queen, and the obsequious spy of her enemies.

    The Abbot

  • “This must be some idle notion, Catharine, or some trick of those cogging priests and nuns; it accords not with thy late cheerful willingness to wed Henry Smith.”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • “Pshaw!” answered Hayston, who perfectly knew and thoroughly despised the character of this man, “none of your cogging gibberish; tell me truly, are you at liberty and in safety?”

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • If so, I'd be weary and go back to cogging the more definitve widgets.

    Only 7 years into the century and we're already setting records

  • I desire you that we may be friends; and let us knog our prains together to be revenge on this same scall, scurvy cogging companion, the host of the Garter.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • Such wry and cogging thought does but betray itself as treachery, deception in the egg, addled ere hatched.

    Dark Mirror

  • This is of special importance for couple roofs because the couples support each other at the ridge and the acting supporting forces in the roof rafter are carried off to the end cogging.

    3. Building-in of Roof Superstructures

  • The question therefore arises whether the dramatist is not justified in cogging the dice of chance and intervening arbitrarily to insure a happy outcome to the action, even though that outcome violate the rigid logic of the art of narrative.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • Although it is not considered good mill practice, some manufacturers who have a large rolling mill perform the very important cogging operation in the rolling mill instead of under the hammer.

    The Working of Steel Annealing, Heat Treating and Hardening of Carbon and Alloy Steel


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