Pug mill, a kind of mill for grinding and mixing clay, either for brickmaking or the fine arts; a clay mill. It consists essentially of an upright shaft armed with projecting knives, which is caused to revolve in a hollow cylinder, tub, or vat, in which the clay is placed.

(Pug), n. [Corrupted fr. puck. See Puck.]

1. An elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as Puck. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

2. A name for a monkey. [Colloq.] Addison.

3. A name for a fox. [Prov. Eng.] C. Kingsley.

4. An intimate; a crony; a dear one. [Obs.] Lyly.

5. pl. Chaff; the refuse of grain. [Obs.] Holland.

6. A prostitute. [Obs.] Cotgrave.

7. (Zoöl.) One of a small breed of pet dogs having a short nose and head; a pug dog.

8. (Zoöl.) Any geometrid moth of the genus Eupithecia.

(Pug"-faced`) a. Having a face like a monkey or a pug; monkey-faced.

(Pug"ger) v. t. To pucker. [Obs.]

(Pug"gered) a. Puckered. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

(Pug"ging) n. [See Pug, v. t.]

1. The act or process of working and tempering clay to make it plastic and of uniform consistency, as for bricks, for pottery, etc.

2. (Arch.) 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.

(Pug"ging), a. Thieving. [Obs.] Shak.

(Puff"y) a.

1. Swelled with air, or any soft matter; tumid with a soft substance; bloated; fleshy; as, a puffy tumor. " A very stout, puffy man." Thackeray.

2. Hence, inflated; bombastic; as, a puffy style.

(Pug) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pugged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pugging.] [Cf. G. pucken to thump. beat.]

1. To mix and stir when wet, as clay for bricks, pottery, etc.

2. To fill or stop with clay by tamping; to fill in or spread with mortar, as a floor or partition, for the purpose of deadening sound. See Pugging, 2.

(Pug), n.

1. Tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be plastic.

2. A pug mill.

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