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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hog.
  • adj. Broken or strained so as to have an upward curve between the ends.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Broken or strained so as to have an upward curve between the ends. See hog, v. i.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a droop at the ends: said of a ship when her ends are lower than her midship part, a condition resulting from accident, as from running aground, or from structural weakness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each end


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • But Bynum's name hogged the marquee on a night the Pistons couldn't afford to lose. Fantasy News

  • I have never done that, but when I attend a panel, I basically want to hear from each participant more or less equally; for me it was a downer once when one of the panelists kind of hogged the mike and another panelist didn't say very much.

    Making Light: Open thread 136

  • The fuel consists of sawdust, "hogged" wood and slabs, and the percentage of each of these constituents may vary greatly.

    Steam, Its Generation and Use

  • The storms of years had washed the paint from it; it had "hogged" in the roof where the great square chimney projected its nicked bulk from among loosened bricks scattered on the shingles; and from knife-gnawed "deacon-seat" on the porch to window-blind, dangling from one hinge on the broad gable, the old structure was seedy indeed.

    The Skipper and the Skipped Being the Shore Log of Cap'n Aaron Sproul

  • His mane was "hogged" which fulled out the swell and crest of the neck, and his ears being cropped, the critter had a game look about him.

    The Attaché; or, Sam Slick in England — Complete

  • A leisurely breakfast - even the motel manager was moaning about the way the Italians "hogged" the muffins this morning and drank cups of milk instead of putting it on their bran flakes! TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • It was the usual Enron "partnership," where the partner was expected to cover all of the costs while Enron hogged the glory, and the partner was expected to pay the expenses when gosh golly gee whiz it just wasn't going to be profitable enough to waste Enron's time.

    Local Enron perp heads for prison (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Now, if I worked extra hard/smart/took risks/invented or built a new pie machine, whatever, and I was able to create an additional pie and you got one quarter of it but I hogged 1.25 pies I would be "hogging" even though you now have .75 pies instead of your original half pie, right?

    Worrying about Obama's tax agenda (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Even the bathroom is hogged up by toiletries for deployment.

    Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! - SpouseBUZZ

  • So when the New York Yankees hogged 4 titles and 6 pennants in the 8 years after her ruling, with payrolls averaging three times most other team salaries, you can blame Sotomayor for creating that competitive imbalance.

    Balloon Juice » 2009 » May


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  • "She had hogged, which gave her a droop-eared look of extreme shabbiness; and she had been given a thirty-two gun frigate's masts to lighten her burden, which had deformed her entire outline, rendering it mean; and her paintwork was a disgrace."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 237

    A Sea of Words defines "hog" as:

    "Of a ship, to react to strain by having the bow and stern droop and the keel and bottom arch upward." (238)

    February 29, 2008