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Ear vs. Lug

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Earnoun

(countable) The organ of hearing, consisting of the pinna, auditory canal, eardrum, malleus, incus, stapes and cochlea.

Lugnoun

The act of hauling or dragging.

‘a hard lug’;

Earnoun

(countable) The external part of the organ of hearing, the auricle.

Lugnoun

That which is hauled or dragged.

‘The pack is a heavy lug.’;

Earnoun

A police informant.

Lugnoun

Anything that moves slowly.

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Earnoun

The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; skill or good taste in listening to music.

‘a good ear for music’;

Lugnoun

A lug nut.

Earnoun

The privilege of being kindly heard; favour; attention.

Lugnoun

(electricity) A device for terminating an electrical conductor to facilitate the mechanical connection; to the conductor it may be crimped to form a cold weld, soldered or have pressure from a screw.

Earnoun

That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; a prominence or projection on an object, usually for support or attachment; a lug; a handle.

‘the ears of a tub, skillet, or dish;’; ‘The ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the bow.’;

Lugnoun

A part of something which sticks out, used as a handle or support.

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Earnoun

(architecture) An acroterium.

Lugnoun

A fool, a large man.

Earnoun

(architecture) A crossette.

Lugnoun

(UK) An ear or ear lobe.

‘While shaving, the poor sod had a fit and cut part of a lug off.’;

Earnoun

(countable) The fruiting body of a grain plant.

‘He is in the fields, harvesting ears of corn.’;

Lugnoun

A wood box used for transporting fruit or vegetables.

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Earverb

(humorous) To take in with the ears; to hear.

Lugnoun

(slang) A request for money, as for political purposes.

‘They put the lug on him at the courthouse.’;

Earverb

(intransitive) To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain does.

‘This corn ears well.’;

Lugnoun

A rod or pole.

Earverb

(archaic) To plough.

Lugnoun

A measure of length equal to 2 feet.

Earnoun

The organ of hearing; the external ear.

Lugnoun

(nautical) A lugsail.

Earnoun

The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power of discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear for music; - in the singular only.

‘Songs . . . not all ungrateful to thine ear.’;

Lugnoun

(harness) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.Harness pendant suspension mount featuring two lugs (at the bottom). The pendant has one lug (also named loop), placed in the gap between the two lugs of the hanger.

Earnoun

That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; any prominence or projection on an object, - usually one for support or attachment; a lug; a handle; as, the ears of a tub, a skillet, or dish. The ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the bow. See Illust. of Bell.

Lugnoun

A loop (or protuberance) found on both arms of a hinge, featuring a hole for the axis of the hinge.

Earnoun

Same as Acroterium.

Lugnoun

A ridge or other protuberance on the surface of a body to increase traction or provide a hold for holding and moving it.

Earnoun

Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.

‘Dionysius . . . would give no ear to his suit.’; ‘Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.’;

Lugnoun

A lugworm.

Earnoun

The spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels.

‘First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.’;

Lugverb

To haul or drag along (especially something heavy); to carry; to pull.

‘Why do you always lug around so many books?’;

Earverb

To take in with the ears; to hear.

Lugverb

(transitive) To run at too slow a speed.

‘When driving up a hill, choose a lower gear so you don't lug the engine.’;

Earverb

To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.

Lugverb

To carry an excessive amount of sail for the conditions prevailing.

Earverb

To plow or till; to cultivate.

Lugverb

To pull toward the inside rail ("lugging in") or the outside rail ("lugging out") during a race.

Earnoun

the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium

Lugnoun

The ear, or its lobe.

Earnoun

good hearing;

‘he had a keen ear’; ‘a good ear for pitch’;

Lugnoun

That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a support is fastened; an ear; as, the lugs of a kettle; the lugs of a founder's flask; the lug (handle) of a jug.

Earnoun

the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear

Lugnoun

A projecting piece to which anything, as a rod, is attached, or against which anything, as a wedge or key, bears, or through which a bolt passes, etc.

Earnoun

attention to what is said;

‘he tried to get her ear’;

Lugnoun

The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.

Earnoun

fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn

Lugnoun

The lugworm.

Earnoun

the organ of hearing and balance in humans and other vertebrates, especially the external part of this.

Lugnoun

A man; sometimes implying clumsiness.

Earnoun

an organ sensitive to sound in other animals.

Lugnoun

The act of lugging; as, a hard lug; that which is lugged; as, the pack is a heavy lug.

Earnoun

an ability to recognize, appreciate, and reproduce sounds, especially music or language

‘an ear for rhythm and melody’;

Lugnoun

Anything which moves slowly.

Earnoun

used to refer to a person's willingness to listen to others

‘she offers a sympathetic ear to worried pet owners’;

Lugnoun

A rod or pole.

Earnoun

the seed-bearing head or spike of a cereal plant.

Lugnoun

A measure of length, being 16½ feet; a rod, pole, or perch.

Earnoun

a head of maize.

Lugverb

To pull with force; to haul; to drag along; to carry with difficulty, as something heavy or cumbersome.

‘They must divide the image among them, and so lug off every one his share.’;

Ear

The ear is the organ that enables hearing and, in mammals, balance. In mammals, the ear is usually described as having three parts—the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear.

Lugverb

To move slowly and heavily.

Lugnoun

ancient Celtic god

Lugnoun

a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast

Lugnoun

a projecting piece that is used to lift or support or turn something

Lugnoun

marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait

Lugverb

carry with difficulty;

‘You'll have to lug this suitcase’;

Lugverb

obstruct;

‘My nose is all stuffed’; ‘Her arteries are blocked’;

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