from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Thieving.
- n. The act or process of working and tempering clay to make it plastic and of uniform consistency, as for bricks, for pottery, etc.
- n. Mortar or the like, laid between the joists under the boards of a floor, or within a partition, to deaden sound; -- in the United States usually called deafening.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of mixing and working clay for bricks, etc.
- n. In architecture, any composition laid under the boards of a floor, or on partition-walls, to prevent the transmission of sound. Also called deadening or deafening.
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In the window is displayed a box of marbles -- glassies, commonies, and a larger browny adapted to the purpose of "pugging," by reason of the violence with which it seems to respond to the impact of your thumb.
St. Marys operates its own licensed landfill, and before it is stored there, Schmidt explained that it is first put through a process known as "pugging" which pellitizes the CKD so that it will not blow around.
"pugging," and the whole thing -- trough, shaft, and knives -- is a "pug mill."
I think you guys at Inhabitat should do a little research as to the NEW showhouse and not just shamelessly pugging the mkLotus House agian!
The first step of adobe blocks is pugging the clay.
Because of the cohesive nature of soils, the pugging of clays could sometimes be a long operation.
De-airing treatment improves plasticity and reduces lamination problems, but proper maturing and brief kneading after pugging will do the same.
Right away I knew he wasn't your ordinary street hook or low arm, pugging cause they don't have the sense to stick with any kind of job.
Kneading and pugging brings the clay particles into closer contact, and helps to remove air pockets.
The pressure tank is the most expensive part, but this cost can be reduced by using a smaller tank, which is then charged twice during one filterpress operation. pugging: The clay is then left to mature in the storage area for at least two weeks in order to improve its plasticity.