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A small block or peg of wood.
- ‘The method used to secure the keel assembly atop the blocks is unclear; Sutherland proposes notches in the tops of the splitting blocks and Ollivier states that they used wooden nogs driven down vertically into the keel block.’
- ‘Why not just knock the last nog out and fit two more studs then replace the nog (only shorter)?’
Early 17th century: of unknown origin.
1archaic A kind of strong beer brewed in East Anglia.
- ‘Nog was a very strong kind of beer peculiar to East Anglia and a hogshead is about 60 gallons.’
2short for eggnog
- ‘Or do any of you think it is fine to let a 12-year-old have a sip of whisky nog.’
- ‘Can I get you some vodka nog?’
- ‘The final observance of the day is to carve the names of every woman who broke my heart into my arms and stomach, my senses dulled by the whiskey nog.’
Late 17th century: of unknown origin.
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