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shog

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English schoggen (to shake up and down, jog), from Middle Dutch schocken (to jolt, bounce) or Middle Low German schoggen, schucken (to shog), from Old Saxon *skokkan (to move), from Proto-Germanic *skukkaną (to move, shake, tremble). More at shock.

NounEdit

shog (plural shogs)

  1. (archaic) jolt, shake (brisk movement)
    • 1808, John Dryden, The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)[1]:
      The shog of the vessel threw a young Chinese (whom Xavier had christened, and carried along with him) into the sink, which was then open.
    • 1881, Dutton Cook, A Book of the Play[2]:
      Another's diving bow he did adore, Which, with a shog, casts all the hair before, Till he with full decorum brings it back, And rises with a water-spaniel shake.
    • 1899, George A. Aitken, The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899[3]:
      My learned friend assured me further, that the earth had lately received a shog from a comet that crossed its vortex, which, if it had come ten degrees nearer us, had made us lose this whole term.

VerbEdit

shog (third-person singular simple present shogs, present participle shogging, simple past and past participle shogged)

  1. (archaic) to jolt or shake

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