Stung by the poor reviews of his thriller Liberty Two, Lipsyte was lugging a bigger canister of dynamite.
lugging her trophy, the bawling girl wobbled down the ramp into the arms of her beaming family and boyfriend.
In one hand she carried a sheaf of Clinton literature; in the other she was lugging a stack of large yard signs.
Her Spanish model beau River Viiperi, 22, stands off to the side, lugging two large purses and a pink quilted laptop bag.
If we hever git hashore she might be for lugging me to the church and marrying me by main force.'
I should have said you were, lugging that thing about with you.
I an't afraid of lugging out against any man that wears a head, d-me!
She would need to be a lusty Amazon, Prather, if she took the contract of lugging me about.
She wouldn't let him in, of course; but she felt a little sorry for him lugging that big case around in this weather.
It's the lugging the poor girl into his ma's sphere of influence.
late 14c., "to move (something) heavily or slowly," from Scandinavian (cf. Swedish lugga, Norwegian lugge "to pull by the hair"); see lug (n.). Related: Lugged; lugging.
1620s, "handle of a pitcher," from lugge (Scottish) "earflap of a cap, ear" (late 15c.; according to OED, the common word for "ear" in 19c. Scotland), probably from Scandinavian (cf. Swedish lugg "forelock," Norwegian lugg "tuft of hair"). The connecting notion is "something that can be gripped and pulled." Applied 19c. to mechanical objects that can be grabbed or gripped. Meaning "stupid fellow" is from 1924; that of "lout, sponger" is 1931, American English. Cf. lug-nut (1869), nut closed at one end as a cap.
To solicit money; borrow
[origins and derivations uncertain; the first noun sense is probably fr lug, ''something heavy and clumsy,'' attested in the 16th century and retained in several English dialects where it is used derogatorily of persons]
: At colleges as diverse as Smith and Ohio State, for example, episodic lesbians are numerous and open enough to have spawned an acronym: lug, short for Lesbian Until Graduation (1990s+)