Hogger
Hogger Hog"ger, n. A stocking without a foot, worn by coal miners at work. [1913 Webster]

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  • Högger — Högger, Andr. Renatus, geb. 1808 in St. Gallen, Landschaftsmaler in München, erfand eine Methode, Aquarell u. Kreidezeichnungen vor der schädlichen Einwirkung der Luft u. Feuchtigkeit durch chemische Mittel zu schützen; er st. den 4. April 1854… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • hogger — (n.) swineherd, herdsman, early 14c., from HOG (Cf. hog) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hogger — hog ► NOUN 1) a pig, especially a castrated male reared for slaughter. 2) informal a greedy person. ► VERB (hogged, hogging) informal ▪ take or hoard selfishly. ● go the whole hog Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • hogger — /haw geuhr, hog euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that hogs. 2. Also called hoghead. Railroads Slang. a locomotive engineer. [1865 70, Amer.; HOG + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hogger — noun a) One who, or that which, hogs. Against these heroes are the puritans, the hoggers of profit, the shysters, the obfuscators, the do nothings. b) A stocking without a foot, worn by coal miners at work …   Wiktionary

  • hogger — hog·ger …   English syllables

  • hogger — I. ˈhägər, ˈhəg noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown 1. chiefly Scotland : a stocking made without a foot and worn as a gaiter 2. chiefly Scotland : an old stocking used for keeping money II. ˈhȯgə( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hogger-pipe — Hog ger pipe (h[o^]g g[ e]r p[imac]p ), n. (Mining) The upper terminal pipe of a mining pump. Raymond. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hogger-pump — Hog ger pump (h[o^]g g[ e]r p[u^]mp ), n. (Mining) The top pump in the pit. Raymond. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whole-hogger — ˈhȯgə(r), ˈhäg noun : one that supports or promotes something without reservation, qualification, or hesitation : one that goes the limit or the whole hog a whole hogger for economy in every constituency except his own Irish Statesman * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

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