trough

[ trawf, trof or, sometimes, trawth, troth ]SEE DEFINITION OF trough
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TROUGH

She see us a-wallowin' in the trough and our mast thrashin' for all it was worth.

At the next instant, the brig rose on a sea, settled in the trough, and struck.

Once he got up and walked over to the trough for a drink of water.

She did not know how to sit at table, and would only eat out of a trough.

Harold tumbled out of the trough in the excess of his emotion.

You'll be coming up to the trough with me—the ould home, you know.

There is the trough, against that fence, the other side of the barn.

At that moment she was lost to view in the trough of the sea.

Schofield fell to with a will and helped move the trough into place.

Both of them ate as fast as they possibly could, and met in the middle of the trough.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English trog, from Proto-Germanic *trugoz (cf. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old Norse trog, Middle Dutch troch, Dutch trog, Old High German troc, German trog), perhaps ultimately from PIE *drukos, from root *dru- "wood, tree" (see tree). Originally pronounced in English with a hard -gh- (as in Scottish loch); pronunciation shifted to -f-, but spelling remained.

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