Plugging: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature PluggingThey even exchange plugs of tobacco and news.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Guns of Shiloh.But the man was a big fellow, and with nostrils plugged, and eyes averted from the deadly glamour, he seized me by the collar and threw me back.ndash;Edwin L. Arnold in Gulliver of Mars.I have, in my pocket, one of the best plugs of tobacco that you ever put your teeth into.ndash;Robert Barr in In the Midst of Alarms.With that I plugged my heels into her, and Billy Dadds flung his hat up.ndash;R.D. Blackmore in Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor.He had expected to find himself plugging away at a flying target in the distance; instead, the black monster was rushing straight for him, silently.ndash;Max Brand in The Seventh Man.There are many church people who will slander you unmercifully for dissenting from their religious dogma, then seize the first opportunity to stick you with a plugged dime or steal your dog.ndash;William Cowper Brann in Brann The Iconoclast, vol 12.No other horse came near him; his initial lead was never lessened, and he plugged doggedly to victory, while the crowd roared with laughter, and out in the timber King Lightfoot's rider wrestled with his steed in vain.ndash;Mary Grant Bruce in Back To Billabong.But for God's sake drop me, for if you wave me like the banner of freedom I'll get plugged sure and good.ndash;John Buchan in Greenmantle.So I had the mouths of my mould immediately opened, and at the same time drove in the two plugs which kept back the molten metal.ndash;Benvenuto Cellini in Autobiography (tr Symonds).They pointed out to us the plant in question, of which the hedges were full; and we were told that if the wound was kept continually plugged with its leaves, the beast would not only recover, but would serve us just as if it had sustained no injury.ndash;Benvenuto Cellini in Autobiography (tr Symonds).
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