Why, fancy me, eight years old, taken out of the village and bunged into a spinnin' mill!
He recked nothing of his bunged optic and the claret that flowed from his beezer.
Robert has seen me when I've been as ugly as sin, when my eyes have been bunged up with crying.
When he went into the house, mother's other eye had bunged for sympathy.
Because I can't get any coal to-morrow—line's bunged up for the troops.
Watching me with the eye that was not bunged up, Hassan guessed my perplexity.
She was a sight, with her eyes all bunged up and her cheeks sloppy.
Then he bunged up the mouth with a bit of soap—which he got on his thumb-nail from a pat in a saucer—and the straw was finished.
I've bunged up all the cracks,' Mr. Sidney shouted from within.
My eyes were sometimes so bunged up that I couldn't see at all, and thanked my stars I was not driving leads.
mid-15c., "large stopper for a cask," from Middle Dutch bonge "stopper;" or perhaps from French bonde "bung, bunghole" (15c.), which may be of Germanic origin (or the Germanic words may be borrowed from Romanic), or it may be from Gaulish *bunda (cf. Old Irish bonn, Gaelic bonn, Welsh bon "base, sole of the foot"). It is possible that either or both of these sources is ultimately from Latin puncta in the sense of "hole." Transferred to the cask-mouth itself (also bung-hole) from 1570s.