pugging


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pug 1

 (pŭg)
n.
1. A dog of a small sturdy breed developed in China, having a short muzzle, wrinkled face, short smooth coat, and tightly curled tail.
2. A pug nose.

[Origin unknown.]

pug 2

 (pŭg)
n.
1. Clay ground and kneaded with water into a plastic consistency for forming bricks or pottery.
2. A machine for grinding and mixing clay.
tr.v. pugged, pug·ging, pugs
1. To work or knead (clay) with water.
2. To fill in with clay or mortar.
3. To make soundproof by covering or packing with clay, mortar, sawdust, or felt.

[Origin unknown.]

pug 3

 (pŭg)
n.
A footprint, track, or trail, especially of an animal; a pugmark.

[Hindi pag, probably from Sanskrit padakam, footstep, foot, from padam; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

pug 4

 (pŭg)
n. Slang
A fighter, especially a boxer.

[Short for pugilist, boxer.]

pugging

(ˈpʌɡɪŋ)
n
(Building) material such as clay, mortar, sawdust, sand, etc, inserted between wooden flooring and ceiling to reduce the transmission of sound. Also called: pug
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The study was to determine the existing physical condition of the soil, the possible long-term changes from pugging damage, and the most appropriate measurements and depth for monitoring change in soil physical properties under dairying.
Results showed pugging was having a long-term effect on soil physical properties of all 3 soils, including the well-drained Allophanic Soil that rarely pugged.
Farming practices that minimise pugging damage, such as on/off grazing, need to be encouraged.