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Where two anvils were to be had, the cannonade was much brisker, as then a plug was not needed.

The ordinary "plug hat" was known to these people, but not an opera hat.

And I remember what a plug we thought my room-mate was because he wouldn't come with us.

His other feats were the introduction of the pipe into England and the plug into Ireland.

I managed to plug three of them and I guess they thought I was a dozen men.

Pass me that plug on the top of the clock, won't you, Hannah?'

For reasons onknown, but s'fficient, thar's Texas manooverin' to plug him.

Perhaps it was just for this he'd let Jason plug along on a cold trail all these years.

“Take this plug and give him a rub down, Chintz,” said Iredale.

He sounded and began to plug away and bang the leader with his tail.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, originally a seamen's term, probably from Dutch plug, Middle Dutch plugge "bung, stopper," related to Norwegian plugg, Danish pløg, North Frisian plaak, Middle Low German pluck, German Pflock; ultimate origin uncertain. Irish and Gaelic words are from English. Sense of "wad or stick of tobacco" is attested from 1728, based on resemblance. Electrical sense is from 1883, based on being inserted; meaning "sparking device in an internal combustion engine" is from 1886. Meaning "advertisement" first recorded 1902, American English, perhaps from verb sense "work energetically at" (c.1865).

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