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cog

Definitions

  • 22 Cogged
    22 Cogged
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cog join pieces of wood with cogs
    • v cog roll steel ingots
    • n cog tooth on the rim of gear wheel
    • n cog a subordinate who performs an important but routine function "he was a small cog in a large machine"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cog (Carp) 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.
    • n Cog A small fishing boat.
    • Cog (Carp) A tenon in a scarf joint; a coak.
    • Cog (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.
    • n Cog A trick or deception; a falsehood.
    • Cog (Mining) One of the rough pillars of stone or coal left to support the roof of a mine.
    • v. i Cog 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 ."
    • v. t Cog To furnish with a cog or cogs.
    • Cog To obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; as, to cog in a word; to palm off. "Fustian tragedies . . . have, by concerted applauses, been cogged upon the town for masterpieces.""To cog a die, to load so as to direct its fall; to cheat in playing dice."
    • Cog To seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat. "I'll . . . cog their hearts from them."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cog A small boat; a cockboat; a cock.
    • n cog A trading-vessel; a galley; a ship in general.
    • n cog A tooth, catch, or projection, usually one of a continuous series of such projections, on the periphery or the side of a wheel, or on any part of a machine, which, on receiving motion, engages with a corresponding tooth or projection on another wheel or other part of the machine, and imparts motion to it. See cut under cog-wheel.
    • n cog A mill-wheel; a cog-wheel.
    • n cog In mining, same as chock, 4.
    • n cog The short handle of a scythe.
    • n cog A kind of notch used in tailing joists or wall-plates.
    • cog To furnish with cogs.
    • cog To wedge up so as to render steady or prevent motion: as, to cog the leg of a table which stands unevenly; to cog a wheel of a carriage with a stone or a piece of wood.
    • cog To harrow.
    • n cog A circular wooden vessel used for holding milk, broth, etc.
    • n cog A measure used at some mills, containing the fourth part of a peck.
    • n cog Intoxicating liquor.
    • cog To empty into a wooden vessel.
    • cog To flatter; wheedle; seduce or win by adulation or artifice.
    • cog To obtrude or thrust by falsehood or deception; foist; palm: usually with in or on.
    • cog To adapt (a die) for cheating, by loading it, so as to direct its fall: as, to play with cogged dice.
    • cog To wheedle; flatter; dissimulate.
    • cog To cheat, especially by means of loaded dice.
    • n cog A trick or deception.
    • n cog plural Loaded dice.
    • cog In metallurgy, to roll, especially to roll ingots into blooms.
    • cog An abbreviation of cognate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Cog kog to cheat or deceive: to wheedle: to cog dice is to manipulate them so that they may fall in a given way
    • n Cog the act of cheating: deception
    • n Cog kog a catch or tooth on a wheel
    • v.t Cog to fix teeth in the rim of a wheel: to stop a wheel by putting a block before it:—pr.p. cog′ging; pa.p. cogged
    • n Cog kog formerly a large ship of burden or for war: a small boat: a cock-boat.
    • n Cog (Scot.) a round wooden vessel for holding milk.
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Quotations

  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas%20Carlyle
    “Stern accuracy in inquiring, bold imagination in describing, these are the cogs on which history soars or flutters and wobbles.”
  • Mary Guyette
    Mary Guyette
    “I feel like a micro cog in a macrocosm”

Idioms

Cog in the machine - A person who does an unimportant job in a large company or organisation is a cog in the machine.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. W. coegio, to make void, to beceive, from coeg, empty, vain, foolish. Cf. Coax (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.

Usage

In literature:

Where would you expect to find more force, in the cogs or in the blades?
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
It never drops a stick; it never slips a cog; and whirls in through space always on the minute.
"In Times Like These" by Nellie L. McClung
Cogs in wheels, you'll make them!
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Men count only as necessary cogs.
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson
One to oil the old cog-wheels and pray for progression.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
The doctor found his heart jumping cogs right along.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
Why should we insist upon a perfect rhyme, as if it was a cog in a wheel?
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
All the energy of their spirits must be given to make cogs and compasses of themselves.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
Madame Gala was a mere cog in the great wheel of Sally's progress through life.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
Yet, because he had slipped a cog he was damnably unhappy.
"Aliens" by William McFee
Was that where he had slipped his cog?
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
He experienced an involuntary chill; the machinery of which he constituted a cog was beginning to grind.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
But we hadn't gone a dozen blocks before I am wise to the fact that nothin' was the matter with the cog wheels underneath.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
Away down in the rear I heard the snort of a locomotive, one of those cog-wheel affairs that are specially built for mountain climbing.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
Thus a cog-wheel is shaped out.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
He was merely a cog in the machine, and the machine had broken down.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
And now, you see, the machinery is slipping a cog where it wasn't expected to!
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
Revard, five thousand feet above the sea level, by means of a little cog railroad.
"History of Ambulance Company Number 139" by Various
One of his feet was jammed in between two of the cog-wheels.
"Sturdy and Strong" by G. A. Henty
In spite of my repugnance I was caught in the cog-wheels.
"Woman" by Magdeleine Marx
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In poetry:

Sotto una rozza lapide sconnessa
Dorme il vecchio curato del villaggio;
Egli almen cogli offizii e colla messa
Il nome a questa eta` lascio` in retaggio!
"La Chiesetta Dei Morti" by Ferdinando Fontana
This was a woman : her loves and stratagems
Betrayed in mute geometry of broken
Cogs and disks, inane mechanic whims,
And idle coils of jargon yet unspoken.
"Sonnet : To Eva" by Sylvia Plath
Ad un tratto, cogli occhi--socchiusi, alzo` la faccia;
Cinse il collo del giovane--con entrambe le braccia
E...........--............
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"Fuoco" by Ferdinando Fontana
Perhaps, you'll ask me to reveal
What cogs there are in Fortune's wheel;
Urge me to tell you if, or not,
Our hero's to the bottom got.
Depriv'd of friends! imprison'd! poor!
Pray, is it needful to be lower?
"The Grenadier" by William Hutton
'Tis true, I'd like to slip a cog, and go it wild a bit,
My soul aglow with passion for my brother in the pit;
Ay! proud to be with commoners, I'd rusticate a-while,
Nor would I care a cursed thing about the latest style.
"If I Had A Million" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
So am I now small change in Mamie's scorn,
A microbe's egg, or two-bits in a fog,
A first cornet that cannot toot a horn,
A Waterbury watch that's slipped a cog;
For when her make-up's twisted to a frown,
What can I but go 'way back and sit down?
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

2013 Dura-Ace 9000 to feature an extra cog.
In an odd twist, Tech ranks sixth in the nation in passing offense and averages nearly 34 points per game, but key cogs such as Detron Lewis, Tramain Swindall and Alex Torres are all having mundane seasons.
Evaluations Allow Teachers to 'Be Treated as True Professionals and Not Interchangeable Cogs'.
Evaluations allow teachers to 'be treated as true professionals and not interchangeable cogs'.
WASHINGTON, May 2 — David Brock, the former right-wing journalist turned liberal, describes himself as once having been a rather large cog in the machinery of the conservative media.
The Rangers suffered their fourth loss of the season Monday at the hands of the New York Yankees, but the pitching staff was able to preserve the main cogs in the bullpen despite the lopsided 7-4 final.
This individual may be the most vital cog in sustainability projects, so choose wisely.
Moos ' work ethic makes him a significant cog of the Sun Devils' defensive line.
Michael Anthony, the chubby, replaceable timekeeping cog in someone else's band.
The Marquam Trail is a key cog in a hike I enjoy doing each spring.
Bremerton's Shadle has been key cog for four years.
An Unwitting Cog of the Gay Agenda.
CSE Lineman is a Self Made All Stater and one pivotal cog this week against Belleville Althoff.
On the field, four-star offensive lineman Dorian Miller is quick and decisive as a key cog in Metuchen (N.
He was just one razor-lined cog in British military intelligence organization MI6.
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In science:

Top panel: the COG analysis tested using the UVES species featuring two components.
VLT/UVES and FORS2 spectroscopy of the GRB 081008 afterglow
Bottom panel: COG analysis applied to the FORS2 lines with a measured Wr .
VLT/UVES and FORS2 spectroscopy of the GRB 081008 afterglow
The COG fits component I and II together in both plots.
VLT/UVES and FORS2 spectroscopy of the GRB 081008 afterglow
Prochaska (2006) widely discuss the limits and perils of the COG analysis applied to low resolution data.
VLT/UVES and FORS2 spectroscopy of the GRB 081008 afterglow
This is because strong transitions drive the COG fit since the relative error associated to their Wr is smaller than that for weak ones.
VLT/UVES and FORS2 spectroscopy of the GRB 081008 afterglow
Nevertheless, strong transitions are more affected by saturation, and in order to match their observed column densities, the COG fit is forced towards high values of the effective Doppler parameter.
VLT/UVES and FORS2 spectroscopy of the GRB 081008 afterglow
Putting it in a different way, peer review can be seen as a decision-making process where the reviewers serve as “cog nitive inputs” in order to help a decisionmaker (chair, editor, etc.) to judge the quality of a work. A crucial point in this process is that it greatly depends on reviewers’ honesty.
On a Reliable Peer-Review Process
The remaining background originated from Λ → nπ0 is estimated by comparing cog distribution for those events with signal events.
NA48: Rare Decay Results
Similarly, various calculations predict different values for the mass of b¯b D-wave cog (the spin weighted mass of the triplet states).
Topics in Meson Spectroscopy
The drive mechanism will have minimal energy storage, possible a gear drive to a fixed cog rail.
SiD Letter of Intent
COG). Therefore it incorporates the appearance information (gradients) as well as the spatial correlations (positions of gradients) and is robust to small geometric deformation.
Dynamic Feature Description in Human Action Recognition
And the shape context related approaches are introduced in Section 4. In Section 5, we apply the transform domain techniques on action recognition and evaluate their performance. Section 6 compares the efficiency of HOG and COG.
Dynamic Feature Description in Human Action Recognition
COG: according to the definition in Section 3, k is the distance options and is set to be 3 and 4, and i and j of pair indicate the ratio combinations. In correspondence with the histogram settings, we adopt the same ratio partition numbers and get two ratio combinations with lengths of 100 and 144.
Dynamic Feature Description in Human Action Recognition
Fig. 25 displays the recognition results of HOG and COG with regard to the codebook size. The ‘blue’ and ‘green’ curves illustrate the performance of HOG with partitions of 10 and 12.
Dynamic Feature Description in Human Action Recognition
As shown in Fig. 26, COG and HOG produce better accuracies for ‘Handwaving’ and ‘Walking’ than other actions, and this outcome reflects the commonness of HOG and COG, while COG displays much better accuracies for each action.
Dynamic Feature Description in Human Action Recognition
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