pug mill
noun Etymology: 2pug Date: 1824 a machine in which materials (as clay and water) are mixed, blended, or kneaded into a desired consistency

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  • Pug mill — Pug Pug, n. 1. Tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be plastic. [1913 Webster] 2. A pug mill. [1913 Webster] {Pug mill}, a kind of mill for grinding and mixing clay, either for brickmaking or the fine arts; a clay mill. It consists… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pug mill — noun Etymology: pug (III) : a machine consisting of a shaft armed with blades revolving in a drum or trough and used for mixing or tempering a plastic substance into a desired consistency brick clay … might need sieving, weathering, and mincing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pug mill —    A machine with revolving blades that chop, mix, and de air ceramic clay. The pug mill is used to consolidate clay masses. Pug mills are manufactured in many sizes. Pictured here is a small one that is extruding porcelain …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • pug mill — molio minkytuvas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Įrenginys keraminei masei ruošti. atitikmenys: angl. blunger; clay mill; molaxator; pug mill rus. глиномялка …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • pug mill — /ˈpʌg mɪl/ (say pug mil) noun a mill for grinding and mixing materials, as in the making of cement, preparation of clay for pottery, etc. Also, pugmill …   Australian English dictionary

  • pug mill — a mill for grinding and mixing materials, as clay or the ingredients of cement, to a desired condition. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • pug-mill — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pug — Pug, n. 1. Tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be plastic. [1913 Webster] 2. A pug mill. [1913 Webster] {Pug mill}, a kind of mill for grinding and mixing clay, either for brickmaking or the fine arts; a clay mill. It consists… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pug — 1. n. 1 (in full pug dog) a a dwarf breed of dog like a bulldog with a broad flat nose and deeply wrinkled face. b a dog of this breed. 2 a fox. 3 Brit. a small locomotive for shunting etc. Phrases and idioms: pug nose a short squat or snub nose …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pug (disambiguation) — A pug is a breed of dog.Pug can also refer to:*People: ** Hastings Ismay, for whom Pug was a nickname. ** Pug Rentner, (1910–1978) an American football player. ** Pug Lund, (1913 1994) an American football player. ** Pug Cavet, (1889 1966) an… …   Wikipedia

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