One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- short for eggnog
- ‘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.’
- ‘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?’
Late 17th century: of unknown origin.
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