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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pugging  \Pug"ging\,  n.  [See  {Pug},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  working  and  tempering  clay  to  make 
  it  plastic  and  of  uniform  consistency,  as  for  bricks,  for 
  pottery,  etc 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  Mortar  or  the  like  laid  between  the  joists  under 
  the  boards  of  a  floor,  or  within  a  partition,  to  deaden 
  sound;  --  in  the  United  States  usually  called  {deafening}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deafening  \Deaf"en*ing\,  n. 
  The  act  or  process  of  rendering  impervious  to  sound,  as  a 
  floor  or  wall;  also  the  material  with  which  the  spaces  are 
  filled  in  this  process;  pugging. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deafen  \Deaf"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deafened};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Deafening}.]  [From  {Deaf}.] 
  1.  To  make  deaf;  to  deprive  of  the  power  of  hearing;  to 
  render  incapable  of  perceiving  sounds  distinctly. 
 
  Deafened  and  stunned  with  their  promiscuous  cries. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  To  render  impervious  to  sound,  as  a  partition  or 
  floor,  by  filling  the  space  within  with  mortar,  by  lining 
  with  paper,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deafening 
  adj  :  loud  enough  to  cause  (temporary)  hearing  loss  [syn:  {earsplitting}, 
  {roaring},  {thunderous},  {thundery}] 




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