from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Screened or sifted gravel.
  • noun The curving or distortion of a structure when it droops at the ends or rises in the middle, as a boiler-furnace or a ship. The hogging of boiler-furnaces is usually due to the local expansion of the flue, caused by the fire being particularly hot in one part of the grate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) Drooping at the ends; arching;-in distinction from sagging.
  • noun See Hogframe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of hog.
  • noun slang The targeting by men of overweight or obese women for sexual encounters.


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  • But when a vessel is large, and more especially when she is long, the strains known as hogging and sagging are apt to rack her timbers apart.

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  • The bow and stern had fallen, which boat builders call hogging.

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  • 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?

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  • I can't afford that kind of hogging when I'm on the net, though I might consider it when I'm doing something else in the office.

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  • She's going to come over early to help set up for my party and so we can have a nice long catch-up without people thinking I'm "hogging" her. lol.

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  • But Si had already been made aware of his enemy's intention, and had instructed Meg how to act in such an emergency, for it might well be that trouble would come when he was out looking after a 'hogging' he had of 'blackfaces' that were pasturing above the Forks, where the Lewis

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  • 'Twas Si himself that was riding gaily up the water, for he had disposed of his 'hogging' to a grazier from Hexham at a good price, and was now bethinking him whence he had best re-stock his farm -- whether from

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  • Macedonia repeated her performance of yesterday, "hogging" the sea by dropping her line of boats in advance of ours and across our course.

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