One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be stuck or bogged down.‘people are stogged in their misery’
- ‘Crisp filo pastry stogged full of deliciously sweet figs, encased in a lovely almond batter.’
- ‘We stogged the house with moss for installation.’
- ‘Then it would clear out a bit only to be stogged with thicker and more densely packed ice.’
- ‘Before this I had previously been stogged down in the conviction that a stereo's equalization should always be left flat.’
- ‘I find that when I write well measured critiques such as this, all of my writing for months, maybe years, gets stogged in polemics.’
Early 19th century: perhaps symbolic and suggested by stick and bog.
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