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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COGS

It contains a set of cogs that fit into the cogs on the cover of the can.

The cogs and wheels of the machine began to revolve rapidly.

Where would you expect to find more force, in the cogs or in the blades?

But it did look as if he'd slipped a couple of cogs for sure and for real.

I take it you ain't anybody special where you are now; just one of the cogs.

The cogs have gripped; and the rest of the wheels must follow.

The craft has no springs, no cogs, no jarring wheels or oily machinery, no vibration.

The churn, which worked by a system of cogs and a handle, was brought from the woodshed.

It had been generally the opinion that cog-wheels must be used which should fit into cogs in the rail.

That's nothing but just one of the cogs is gone out of one of the wheels.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "cog wheel;" late 14c., "tooth on a wheel," probably a borrowing from a Scandinavian language (cf. Norwegian kugg "cog") and cognate with Middle High German kugel "ball."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.