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peg

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)
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10 in 8 verses (in OT : 10 in 8 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

pegn. [OE. pegge; cf. Sw. pigg, Dan. pig a point, prickle, and E. peak.].
  •  A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A wooden pin, or nail, on which to hang things, as coats, etc. Hence, colloquially and figuratively: A support; a reason; a pretext; as, a peg to hang a claim upon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase “To take one down a peg.”  [1913 Webster]
    "To screw papal authority to the highest peg."  [1913 Webster]
    "And took your grandees down a peg."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with soda water.
    "This over, the club will be visited for a “peg,” Anglice drink."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  a hard throw, especially one made to put out a baserunner; as, the peg to the plate went wild.  [PJC]
peg board, a board with multiple small holes into which pegs can be inserted in different arrays so as to form hooks from which to hang tools or other objects for convenient access; it is typically hung from a wall in a workshop. -- Peg ladder, a ladder with but one standard, into which cross pieces are inserted. -- Peg tankard, an ancient tankard marked with pegs, so as divide the liquor into equal portions. “Drink down to your peg.” Longfellow. -- Peg tooth. See Fleam tooth under Fleam. -- Peg top, a boy's top which is spun by throwing it. -- Screw peg, a small screw without a head, for fastening soles.
pegv. t. 
  •  To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely.  [1913 Webster]
    "I will rend an oak
    And peg thee in his knotty entrails.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To identify; to recognize; as, she pegged him as a good carpenter; he was pegged as a blowhard as soon as he started speaking; he was pegged as a exceptional player even in high school.  [PJC]
  •  To throw (a ball); as, he pegged the runner out at second.  [PJC]
pegv. i. 
     To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; -- usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

peg, n. & v.
--n.
1 a a usu. cylindrical pin or bolt of wood or metal, often tapered at one end, and used for holding esp. two things together. b such a peg attached to a wall etc. and used for hanging garments etc. on. c a peg driven into the ground and attached to a rope for holding up a tent. d a bung for stoppering a cask etc. e each of several pegs used to tighten or loosen the strings of a violin etc. f a small peg, matchstick, etc. stuck into holes in a board for calculating the scores at cribbage.
2 Brit. = clothes-peg.
3 Brit. a measure of spirits or wine.
--v.tr. (pegged, pegging)
1 (usu. foll. by down, in, out, etc.) fix (a thing) with a peg.
2 Econ. a stabilize (prices, wages, exchange rates, etc.). b prevent the price of (stock etc.) from falling or rising by freely buying or selling at a given price.
3 mark (the score) with pegs on a cribbage-board.

Idiom
off the peg (of clothes) ready-made. peg away (often foll. by at) work consistently and esp. for a long period. peg down restrict (a person etc.) to rules, a commitment, etc. peg-leg
1 an artificial leg.
2 a person with an artificial leg. peg on = peg away.
peg out
1 sl. die.
2 score the winning point at cribbage.
3 Croquet hit the peg with the ball as the final stroke in a game.
4 mark the boundaries of (land etc.). a peg to hang an idea etc. on a suitable occasion or pretext etc. for it. a round (or square) peg in a square (or round) hole a misfit. take a person down a peg or two humble a person.
Etymology
ME, prob. of LG or Du. orig.: cf. MDu. pegge, Du. dial. peg, LG pigge

THESAURUS

peg

amble, amount, anchor, articulate, baby tooth, barge, batten, batten down, beverage, bicuspid, bilge, bind, blain, bleb, blister, blob, bolt, boss, bow, bowl, bowl along, bridle, bubble, buckle, bucktooth, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bumper, bunch, bundle, bung, burl, butt, button, cahot, caliber, canine, carry on, cast, catapult, chain, change of pace, change-up, check valve, chine, chuck, chug on, chunk, clasp, cleat, clip, clump, cock, compass, condyle, convex, cork, crown, curve, cuspid, cut, cutter, dart, dash, deciduous tooth, degree, dent, denticle, denticulation, dentil, dentition, dig, distinguish, dogtooth, dovetail, dowel, downcurve, draft, drag, drain, dram, drench, drink, drop, drudge, ear, enchain, entrammel, extent, eyetooth, fag, fang, fastball, fasten, faucet, fetter, fire, flange, flap, fling, flip, flounce, foot, footslog, fore tooth, fork, forward pass, gagtooth, gall, gang tooth, gargle, gnarl, gold tooth, grade, grind, grinder, grub, gulp, guzzle, gyve, halt, hammer, hammer away, hamper, handcuff, handle, hasp, have, heave, height, hill, hinge, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hog-tie, hook, hop, hopple, hump, hunch, hurl, hurtle, identify, incisor, incurve, interval, jam, jerk, jigger, jog, jog on, joggle, joint, jolt, jump, keep at it, keep busy, keep doggedly at, keep driving, keep going, keep moving, keep on, knob, knot, know, know again, knuckleball, knur, knurl, lance, lap, lash, latch, lateral, lateral pass, launch, leap, leash, leg, let fly, level, libation, lid, limp, lip, lob, lock, loop, lumber, lump, lunge, lurch, make fast, make out, manacle, mark, measure, milk tooth, mince, miter, moil, molar, mole, moor, mortise, mountain, nail, nevus, nip, notch, nuance, nub, nubbin, nubble, outcurve, pace, paddle, pale, palisade, papilloma, pas, pass, peg away, peg down, pelt, period, permanent tooth, piaffe, piaffer, picket, pile, pin, pin down, pinion, pitch, pitchfork, pivot tooth, place, plane, plateau, plod, plod along, plug, plug along, plug at, plug away, point, portion, potation, potion, pound away, prance, premolar, proportion, pull, put, put in irons, put the shot, quaff, rabbet, rack, range, ratio, reach, realize, recall knowledge of, recognize, reidentify, remove, restrain, rib, ridge, ring, rivet, roll, rope, round, round of drinks, rub on, rung, sashay, saunter, scale, scarf, schlep, scope, screw, screwball, scrivello, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, sea cock, secure, serve, service, sew, shackle, shade, shadow, shamble, shank, shot, shot-put, shoulder, shuffle, shy, sidle, single-foot, sinker, sip, skewer, skip, slider, sling, slink, slither, slog, slog away, slouch, slurp, snag, snaggletooth, snap, snifter, snort, space, spigot, spike, spile, spill, spine, spitball, spitter, spot, stagger, stair, stake, stalk, stamp, standard, staple, step, stick, stint, stitch, stomp, stop, stopgap, stopper, stopple, straddle, straggle, straitjacket, strap, stride, stroll, strut, stud, stump, style, suck, sup, swagger, swig, swill, swing, tab, tack, tap, tell, tether, throw, tie, tie down, tie up, tilt, tittup, toddle, toggle, toil, tooth, toss, tot, totter, traipse, trammel, tramp, travail, tread, trip, trudge, tubercle, tubercule, tush, tusk, upcurve, valve, verruca, vesicle, waddle, wade through, wale, wamble, wart, wedge, welt, wet, wiggle, wisdom tooth, wobble, work away, zipper

ROGET THESAURUS

peg

Instrument

N instrument, machinery, mechanism, engineering, instrument, organ, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, lathe, gin, mill, air engine, caloric engine, heat engine, gear, tackle, tackling, rig, rigging, apparatus, appliances, plant, materiel, harness, trappings, fittings, accouterments, barde, equipment, equipmentage, appointments, furniture, upholstery, chattels, paraphernalia, mechanical powers, lever, leverage, mechanical advantage, crow, crowbar, handspike, gavelock, jemmy, jimmy, arm, limb, wing, oar, paddle, pulley, wheel and axle, wheelwork, clockwork, wheels within wheels, pinion, crank, winch, cam, pedal, capstan, wheel, inclined plane, wedge, screw, spring, mainspring, can hook, glut, heald, heddle, jenny, parbuckle, sprag, water wheel, handle, hilt, haft, shaft, heft, shank, blade, trigger, tiller, helm, treadle, key, turnscrew, screwdriver, knocker, hammer, edge tool, borer, vice, teeth, nail, rope, peg, support, spoon, arms, oar, cardiograph, recapper, snowplow, tenpenny, votograph, instrumental, mechanical, machinal, brachial.

Term

N term, rank, station, stage, step, degree, scale, remove, grade, link, peg, round of the ladder, status, position, place, point, mark, pas, period, pitch, stand, standing, footing, range.

Drunkenness

N drunkenness, intemperance, drinking, inebriety, inebriation, ebriety, ebriosity, insobriety, intoxication, temulency, bibacity, wine bibbing, comtation, potation, deep potations, bacchanals, bacchanalia, libations, bender, oinomania, dipsomania, delirium tremens, alcohol, alcoholism, mania a potu, drink, alcoholic drinks, blue ruin, grog, port wine, punch, punch bowl, cup, rosy wine, flowing bowl, drop, drop too much, dram, beer, aguardiente, apple brandy, applejack, brandy, brandy smash, chain lightning, champagne, cocktail, gin, ginsling, highball, peg, rum, rye, schnapps, sherry, sling, uisquebaugh, usquebaugh, whisky, xeres, drunkard, sot, toper, tippler, bibber, wine-bibber, lush, hard drinker, gin drinker, dram drinker, soaker, sponge, tun, love pot, toss pot, thirsty soul, reveler, carouser, Bacchanal, Bacchanalian, Bacchal, Bacchante, devotee to Bacchus, bum, guzzler, tavern haunter, drunk, tipsy, intoxicated, inebrious, inebriate, inebriated, in one's cups, in a state of intoxication, temulent, temulentive, bombed, smashed, fuddled, mellow, cut, boozy, fou, fresh, merry, elevated, flustered, disguised, groggy, beery, top-heavy, potvaliant, glorious, potulent, squiffy, overcome, overtaken, whittled, screwed, tight, primed, corned, raddled, sewed up, lushy, nappy, muddled, muzzy, obfuscated, maudlin, crapulous, dead drunk, woozy, buzzed, flush, flushed, inter pocula, in liquor, the worse for liquor, having had a drop too much, half seas over, three sheets in the wind, three sheets to the wind, under the table, drunk as a lord, drunk as a skunk, drunk as a piper, drunk as a fiddler, drunk as Chloe, drunk as an owl, drunk as David's sow, drunk as a wheelbarrow, drunken, bibacious, sottish, given to drink, addicted to drink, addicted to the bottle, toping, nunc est bibendum, Bacchus ever fair and young, drink down all unkindness, O that men should put an enemy in their mouths to.

Support

N support, ground, foundation, base, basis, terra firma, bearing, fulcrum, bait, caudex crib, point d'appui, pou sto, purchase footing, hold, locus standi, landing place, landing stage, stage, platform, block, rest, resting place, groundwork, substratum, riprap, sustentation, subvention, floor, supporter, aid, prop, stand, anvil, fulciment, cue rest, jigger, monkey, stay, shore, skid, rib, truss, bandage, sleeper, stirrup, stilts, shoe, sole, heel, splint, lap, bar, rod, boom, sprit, outrigger, ratlings, staff, stick, crutch, alpenstock, baton, staddle, bourdon, cowlstaff, lathi, mahlstick, post, pillar, shaft, thill, column, pilaster, pediment, pedicle, pedestal, plinth, shank, leg, socle, zocle, buttress, jamb, mullion, abutment, baluster, banister, stanchion, balustrade, headstone, upright, door post, jamb, door jamb, frame, framework, scaffold, skeleton, beam, rafter, girder, lintel, joist, travis, trave, corner stone, summer, transom, rung, round, step, sill, angle rafter, hip rafter, cantilever, modillion, crown post, king post, vertebra, columella, backbone, keystone, axle, axletree, axis, arch, mainstay, trunnion, pivot, rowlock, peg, tiebeam, thole pin, board, ledge, shelf, hob, bracket, trevet, trivet, arbor, rack, mantel, mantle piece, mantleshelf, slab, console, counter, dresser, flange, corbel, table, trestle, shoulder, perch, horse, easel, desk, clotheshorse, hatrack, retable, teapoy, seat, throne, dais, divan, musnud, chair, bench, form, stool, sofa, settee, stall, arm chair, easy chair, elbow chair, rocking chair, couch, fauteuil, woolsack, ottoman, settle, squab, bench, aparejo, faldstool, horn, long chair, long sleeve chair, morris chair, lamba chauki, lamba kursi, saddle, pannel, pillion, side saddle, pack saddle, pommel, bed, berth, pallet, tester, crib, cot, hammock, shakedown, trucklebed, cradle, litter, stretcher, bedstead, four poster, French bed, bunk, kip, palang, bedding, bichhona, mattress, paillasse, pillow, bolster, mat, rug, cushion, footstool, hassock, tabouret, tripod, monopod, Atlas, Persides, Atlantes, Caryatides, Hercules, supporting, supported, fundamental, dorsigerous, astride on, straddle.

Convexity

N convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion, camber, cahot, thank-ye-ma'am, swell, intumescence, tumour, tumor, tubercle, tuberosity, excrescence, hump, hunch, bunch, boss, embossment, hub, hubble, tooth, knob, elbow, process, apophysis, condyle, bulb, node, nodule, nodosity, tongue, dorsum, bump, clump, sugar loaf, bow, mamelon, molar, belly, corporation, pot belly, gut, withers, back, shoulder, lip, flange, pimple, zit, wen, wheel, papula, pustule, pock, proud flesh, growth, sarcoma, caruncle, corn, wart, pappiloma, furuncle, polypus, fungus, fungosity, exostosis, bleb, blister, blain, boil, airbubble, blob, papule, verruca, papilla, nipple, teat, tit, titty, boob, knocker, pap, breast, dug, mammilla, proboscis, nose, neb, beak, snout, nozzle, schnoz, peg, button, stud, ridge, rib, jutty, trunnion, snag, cupola, dome, arch, balcony, eaves, pilaster, relief, relievo, cameo, bassorilievo, mezzorilevo, altorivievo, low relief, bas relief, high relief, hill, cape, promontory, mull, forehead, foreland, point of land, mole, jetty, hummock, ledge, spur, naze, ness, convex, prominent, protuberant, projecting, bossed, embossed, bossy, nodular, bunchy, clavate, clavated, claviform, hummocky, moutonne, mammiliform, papulous, papilose, hemispheric, bulbous, bowed, arched, bold, bellied, tuberous, tuberculous, tumous, cornute, odontoid, lentiform, lenticular, gibbous, club shaped, hubby, hubbly, knobby, papillose, saddle-shaped, selliform, subclavate, torose, ventricose, verrucose, salient, in relief, raised, repousse, bloated, (expanded).


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