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grog

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grog rum cut with water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grog grŏg A mixture of spirit and water not sweetened; hence, any intoxicating liquor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grog Originally, a mixture of spirit and water served out to sailors, called, according to the proportion of water, two-water grog, three-water grog, etc.
    • n grog Hence Strong drink of any sort: used, like rum, as a general term and in reprobation. Compare groggery.
    • n grog See the extract.
    • grog To make into grog by mixing with water, as spirits.
    • grog To extract grog from, as the wood of an empty spiritcask, by pouring hot water into it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Grog grog a mixture of spirits and cold water, without sugar
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
So named from “Old Grog,” a nickname given to Admiral Vernon, in allusion to his wearing a grogram, cloak in foul weather. He is said to have been the first to dilute the rum of the sailors (about 1745)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From 'Old Grog,' the nickname of Admiral Vernon, who introduced it about 1745—from his grogram breeches.

Usage

In literature:

Come, sit down with us and take a glass of grog; it will keep your spirits up.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
I'd sooner have had my grog watered all my life than this should have fallen out.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
Seeing that in his present state he could say nothing, I went across to the table and mixed him a glass of grog.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
Lantry, your grog is too fiery.
"Twice Bought" by R.M. Ballantyne
I'll guarantee the pudding and grog.
"Ungava" by R.M. Ballantyne
But no grog was allowed, and they needed it not.
"The World of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
It's more the smoke an' fumes that have choked me than the grog.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
Now, just look at that lot there beside the grog-shop door.
"Blue Lights" by R.M. Ballantyne
He took off the belt at once, flung it down, and staggered away back to his grog-shop.
"The Coxswain's Bride" by R.M. Ballantyne
Whatever other shops may decay in that region, the grog-shops, like noxious weeds, always flourish.
"Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished" by R.M. Ballantyne
So now, let's shake hands over it, and have a glass o' grog and a bit o' breakfast.
"The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands" by R.M. Ballantyne
But you'll take a glass o' grog first.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
You han't forgot the grog, I hope, steward?
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
Of course we hailed each other and hove-to for a spell, and then we made sail for a grog-shop, where we spliced the main-brace.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
Hope de scoundrils no got hold ob grog.
"The Madman and the Pirate" by R.M. Ballantyne
I abstained from Welsh rare-bits and grog that evening, and did not even join in the customary game of whist.
"The Upper Berth" by Francis Marion Crawford
Why break her heart for a pair of bright eyes and a glass of hot grog?
"If You Touch Them They Vanish" by Gouverneur Morris
A little grog wouldn't go bad in a case like this.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
Give me a glass of grog, Dick.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Admiral Vernon (18th century) was called by the sailors "Old Grog" from his habit of wearing grogram breeches.
"The Romance of Words (4th ed.)" by Ernest Weekley
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In poetry:

"Once in a twelvemonth, come what may,
Anchor your ship in a quiet bay,
Call all hands and read the log,
And give 'em a taste of grub and grog.
"The Old Cruiser" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
We ask not "grog courage," so vaunted of yore;
Let it blow as it never yet blow!
To ride amidst breakers upon a lee shore
Is the vaunt of a Temperance Crew.
"The Temperance Crew" by John Pierpont
So wails the wind, yet here I sit
Beside the ember's glow;
My grog is hot, my pipe is lit,
And loth am I to go
To her who died a ten-month bride,
Only a year ago.
"A Year Ago" by Robert W Service
Grog men may laugh, and joke, and sneer,
They laugh and tremble too;
For when the boys take hold, they fear
There's something then to do.
Then rouse, my lads, &c.
"Come All Ye Young Teetotallers" by John Pierpont
He served out some grog with a liberal hand,
And bade them sit down on the beach:
And they could not but own that their Captain looked grand,
As he stood and delivered his speech.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
He served out some grog with a liberal hand,
And bade them sit down on the beach:
And they could not but own that their Captain looked grand,
As he stood and delivered his speech.
"Fit The Second - The Bellman's Speech" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Halpin's Grub and Grog files for bankruptcy.
The owner of one of the area's most popular sports bars, Halpin's Grub and Grog, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing assets of $650,000 and debts of $900,000.
Minus the Bear at the Grog Shop.
RJD2 at the Grog Shop.
Last night at the Grog Shop, RJD2 proved that DJ-ing with vinyl is still alive and kicking, but also showed the wonders of modern music technology.
Anvil at the Grog Shop.
S itting in the small, graffiti-covered space that passes as the Grog Shop's green room, Kathy Blackman, the club's owner, leafs through various flyers for the many indie-rock acts that have played there over the years.
Puke for Youth World/Inferno Friendship Society - friend in wien (playing tonight at the grog shop).
Dwarves trundled happily down the streets of Stormwind, looking for grog or a hammer on the cheap from the city's Auction House.
Dwarves trundled happily down the streets of Stormwind, looking for grog or a hammer on the cheap from the city's Auction House.
The owner of one of the area's most popular sports bars, Halpin's Grub and Grog, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing assets of $650,000 and debts of $900,000.
The Grog Shop, Coventry 's home for punk and indie music, turns 20: 15,000 bands can't be wrong.
GNA and Halpin's Grub And Grog Celebrates Countryfest 2012.
I had a blast at Halpin's Grub and Grog in Lenox, Mass.
Indie rock duo Mates of State will play Grog Shop Saturday.
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