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Shot-clog

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shot-clog A person tolerated only because he pays the shot, or reckoning, for the rest of the company, otherwise a mere clog on them. "Thou common shot-clog, gull of all companies."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shot-clog A person who is a mere clog on a company, but is tolerated because he pays the shot for the rest.
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Usage

In literature:

My hunters also shot a few specimens, and almost all of them had the red bill more or less clogged with mud and earth.
"The Malay Archipelago" by Alfred Russell Wallace
SHOT-CLOG, one only tolerated because he paid the shot (reckoning) for the rest.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
SHOT-CLOG, one only tolerated because he paid the shot (reckoning) for the rest.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
SHOT-CLOG, one only tolerated because he paid the shot (reckoning) for the rest.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
SHOT-CLOG, one only tolerated because he paid the shot (reckoning) for the rest.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
SHOT-CLOG, one only tolerated because he paid the shot (reckoning) for the rest.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
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In news:

The next round of pumping could also include a "junk shot," the high-velocity shooting of debris, such as tennis balls and pieces of rubber tire, into the well to clog it.
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