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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cog
noun
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▪ He's joined the Liberal Party, and now he's a very important cog in the cabinet.
▪ I hear them in there pry up his forehead like a manhole cover, clash and snarl of jammed cogs.
▪ Our cog was a sturdy merchantman escorted by a small man-of-war.
▪ Silver Reed and Knitmaster owners should make sure the patterning cogs spin freely.
▪ The lime kiln belly rotated on giant cogs into the dark of the next chamber.
▪ The steering is pin sharp and the delicate gearshift absolutely superb, swapping the cogs with a velvet action.
▪ They were like cogs working together, fitting into place when and where they were needed.
▪ When processes are so complex nobody really understands them, employees feel like anonymous cogs in a big machine.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cog

Cog \Cog\ (k[o^]g), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cogged (k[o^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cogging.] [Cf. W. coegio to make void, to beceive, from coeg empty, vain, foolish. Cf. Coax, v. t.]

  1. To seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat. [R.]

    I'll . . . cog their hearts from them.
    --Shak.

  2. To obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; as, to cog in a word; to palm off. [R.]

    Fustian tragedies . . . have, by concerted applauses, been cogged upon the town for masterpieces.
    --J. Dennis

    To cog a die, to load so as to direct its fall; to cheat in playing dice.
    --Swift.

Cog

Cog \Cog\, v. i. To deceive; to cheat; to play false; to lie; to wheedle; to cajole.

For guineas in other men's breeches, Your gamesters will palm and will cog.
--Swift.

Cog

Cog \Cog\, n. A trick or deception; a falsehood.
--Wm. Watson.

Cog

Cog \Cog\, n. [Cf. Sw. kugge a cog, or W. cocos the cogs of a wheel.]

  1. (Mech.) A tooth, cam, or catch for imparting or receiving motion, as on a gear wheel, or a lifter or wiper on a shaft; originally, a separate piece of wood set in a mortise in the face of a wheel.

  2. (Carp.)

    1. A kind of tenon on the end of a joist, received into a notch in a bearing timber, and resting flush with its upper surface.

    2. A tenon in a scarf joint; a coak.
      --Knight.

  3. (Mining.) One of the rough pillars of stone or coal left to support the roof of a mine.

Cog

Cog \Cog\, v. t. To furnish with a cog or cogs.

Cogged breath sound (Auscultation), a form of interrupted respiration, in which the interruptions are very even, three or four to each inspiration.
--Quain.

Cog

Cog \Cog\, n. [OE. cogge; cf. D. kog, Icel. kuggr Cf. Cock a boat.] A small fishing boat.
--Ham. Nav. Encyc.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
cog

c.1300, "cog wheel;" late 14c., "tooth on a wheel," probably a borrowing from a Scandinavian language (compare Norwegian kugg "cog") and cognate with Middle High German kugel "ball."

Wiktionary
cog

Etymology 1 n. (label en historical) A ship of burden, or war with a round, bulky hull. Etymology 2

n. 1 A tooth on a gear 2 A gear; a cogwheel 3 An unimportant individual in a greater system. 4 (context carpentry English) A projection or tenon at the end of a beam designed to fit into a matching opening of another piece of wood to form a joint. 5 (context mining English) One of the rough pillars of stone or coal left to support the roof of a mine. vb. To furnish with a cog or cogs. Etymology 3

n. A trick or deception; a falsehood. vb. 1 to load (a die) so that it can be used to cheat 2 to cheat; to play or gamble fraudulently 3 To seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat. 4 To obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; to palm off. Etymology 4

alt. A small fishing boat n. A small fishing boat

WordNet
cog
  1. n. tooth on the rim of gear wheel [syn: sprocket]

  2. [also: cogging, cogged]

cog
  1. v. roll steel ingots

  2. join pieces of wood with cogs

  3. [also: cogging, cogged]

Wikipedia
CoG

CoG may refer to:

  • Center of gravity
  • Central of Georgia Railway
  • Continuity of Government
  • Covenant of the Goddess
COG (band)

COG is a 6-piece metal band based in Metro Manila, Philippines.

Cog (project)

Cog was a project at the Humanoid Robotics Group of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was based on the hypothesis that human-level intelligence requires gaining experience from interacting with humans, like human infants do. This in turn required many interactions with humans over a long period. Because Cog's behavior responded to what humans would consider appropriate and socially salient environmental stimuli, the robot was expected to act more human. This behavior also provided the robot with a better context for deciphering and imitating human behavior. This was intended to allow the robot to learn socially, as humans do.

As of 2003, all development of the project had ceased.

Today Cog is retired to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology museum.

Cog (advertisement)

"Cog" is a British television and cinema advertisement launched by Honda in 2003 to promote the seventh-generation Accord line of cars. It follows the convention of a Rube Goldberg machine, utilizing a chain of colliding parts taken from a disassembled Accord. Wieden+Kennedy developed a GB£6 million marketing campaign around "Cog" and its partner pieces, "Sense" and "Everyday", broadcast later in the year. The piece itself was produced on a budget of £1 million by Partizan Midi-Minuit. Antoine Bardou-Jacquet directed the seven-month production, contracting The Mill to handle post-production. The 120-second final cut of "Cog" was broadcast on British television on 6 April 2003, during a commercial break in ITV's coverage of the 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix.

The campaign was very successful both critically and financially. Honda's UK domain saw more web traffic in the 24 hours after "Cog"'s television début than all but one UK automotive brand received during that entire month. The branded content attached to "Cog" through interactive television was accessed by over 250,000 people, and 10,000 people followed up with a request for a brochure for the Honda Accord or a DVD copy of the advertisement. The media reaction to the advertisement was equally effusive; The Independent's Peter York described it as creating "the water-cooler ad conversation of the year", while Quentin Letts of The Daily Telegraph believed it was "certain to become an advertising legend".

The high cost of 120-second slots in televised commercial breaks meant that the full version of "Cog" was broadcast only a handful of times, and only in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Sweden. Despite its limited run, it is regarded as one of the most groundbreaking and influential commercials of the 2000s, and received more awards from the television and advertising industries than any commercial in history. Its success was blighted, however, by persistent accusations of plagiarism by Peter Fischli and David Weiss, the creators of The Way Things Go (1987).

Cog (ship)

A cog (or cog-built vessels) is a type of ship that first appeared in the 10th century, and was widely used from around the 12th century on. Cogs were generally built of oak, which was an abundant timber in the Baltic region of Prussia. This vessel was fitted with a single mast and a square-rigged single sail. These vessels were mostly associated with seagoing trade in medieval Europe, especially the Hanseatic League, particularly in the Baltic Sea region. They ranged from about 15 meters to 25 meters in length (49 ft to 82 ft) with a beam of 5 to 8 meters (16 ft to 26 ft), and the largest cog ships could carry up to about 200 tons.

Cog (software)

Cog is an open source audio player for Mac OS X. The basic layout is a single-paned playlist interface with two retractable drawers, one for navigating the user's music folders and another for viewing audio file properties, like bitrate. Along with supporting most audio formats compatible with Mac OS X's Core Audio API, Cog supports a wide array of other audio formats, along with their metadata, which are otherwise unsupported on OS X.

In April 2006, Cog joined other OS X audio software Tag and Max in an effort by the respective authors to consolidate OS X open source audio software on the internet. Subsequently, the Cog website was redesigned to Tag and Max's website design, and its forums were also moved to the Tag and Max Forums. In July 2007, Cog moved to its own separate forums shortly before the release of version 0.06.

Usage examples of "cog".

The skiff dropped down the side of the cog, the lines whirring through the pulleys.

Despite the difference in height between the cog and the manta, the sahuagin attacked viciously.

A renewed flurry of spears and quarrels thudded against the cog, finding few targets.

As clear and as clean as the sea was, even the lantern light at full night was enough to reveal the outlines of the small cog listing nearly upside down in the water.

Turning his attention back to the cog now that he was near enough to see it, Jherek knew from the way it had broken in half that the ship had been sheared by its enemy.

With the way the cog was tilted, Jherek knew nothing survived in the cargo hold.

Jherek followed her, feeling the whole cog slide deeper into the ocean.

And Cog, that faceless fixer who seemed to have connections everywhere, had given him a high competency rating.

Should you continue to court such a fate, Cog wishes that you not involve him.

This run was in direct response to the needs of a client for whom Cog serves as an intermediary.

The possibility that the fixer might cut himself out of the deal made Neko realize just how dangerous Cog thought the situation.

The synopsis he had bought from Cog said only that she was top-notch talent.

They dangled their legs like children over the side of a little cog, watching the cranes shift cargo.

She could see the stubby bulk of a chariot ship, the curves of a cog, a fat paddleboat.

His wounds were still raw when the sun reached out and probed them with its sadistic fingers as, like a cog in some remorseless engine, the day came round again.