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nogging

[nog-ing]
noun
  1. masonry, as bricks, used to fill the spaces between studs or other framing members.
  2. nog2(def 3).
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Origin of nogging

First recorded in 1815–25; nog2 + -ing1

nog2

[nog]
noun
  1. a block of wood, as one inserted into brickwork to provide a hold for nails.
  2. any wooden peg, pin, or block.
  3. Also nogging. one of a number of wooden pieces fitted between the principal timbers of a half-timbered wall.
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verb (used with object), nogged, nog·ging.
  1. to fill (a framed wall or partition) with small masonry, as bricks or stones.
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Origin of nog2

1605–15; perhaps variant of knag, Middle English knagge spur, peg
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Historical Examples

  • This was done for warmth, and was known as "nogging," following the English practice.

    Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony

    George Francis Dow


British Dictionary definitions for nogging

nogging

noun
  1. Also called: nog, (Scot and NZ) dwang a short horizontal timber member used between the studs of a framed partition
  2. masonry or brickwork between the timber members of a framed construction
  3. a number of wooden pieces fitted between the timbers of a half-timbered wall
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nog1

nogg

noun
  1. Also called: flip a drink, esp an alcoholic one, containing beaten egg
  2. East Anglian dialect strong local beer
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Word Origin

C17 (originally: a strong beer): of obscure origin

nog2

noun
  1. a wooden peg or block built into a masonry or brick wall to provide a fixing for nails
  2. short for nogging (def. 1)
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Word Origin

C17: origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for nogging

nog

n.

1690s, "old, strong type of beer brewed in Norfolk," of unknown origin. Cf. eggnog.

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