cog

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  • Info A cog is a tooth of a gear or cogwheel or the gear or cogwheel itself.
  • He was a cog in the greatest machine the world has ever seen. Cited from A Minstrel In France, by Harry Lauder
  • He may be just one of the cogs -- perhaps what they call a control-agent. Cited from The Apartment Next Door, by William Andrew Johnston
  • When the wheel came down on his cog he automatically did his part. Cited from By Advice of Counsel, by Arthur Train
  • But he had to school himself to the knowledge that he was a cog, and nothing more. Cited from Never-Fail Blake, by Arthur Stringer
  • You would cog the die upon us: you would, you would, Sir. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 14, No. 84, October, 1864, by Various
  • Of what worth is life, if one is only a cog-wheel in the economic machine? Cited from The Soul of Democracy, by Edward Howard Griggs
  • It was almost neck and neck with them trying to get their cogs on.
  • You were all caught in the cogs of your own machine. Cited from Nonsense Novels, by Stephen Leacock
  • He caught his foot in some cogs and injured it so that it had to be taken off. Cited from Slave Narratives: Indiana, by Work Projects Administration
  • What they did have was a merchant marine ship known as a cog.
  • The cogs were two or three hundred tons and well able to carry many fighting men.
  • But let a cog slip and you can have all the trouble you want. Cited from An Arkansas Planter, by Opie Percival Read
  • At one point a cog railroad was proposed, but it never made it beyond the planning stage.
  • I want to be your partner -- to be more than a cog in the machine. Cited from Cappy Ricks, by Peter B. Kyne
  • I have never been a cog in the wheel of any great concern. Cited from Our Friend John Burroughs, by Clara Barrus
  • That cogging won't do, my good Friend, that won't do. Cited from The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. II, by Aphra Behn
  • Successful operation of the cog-wheel railway raised the issue of extending the line.
  • Among other things, I had got into the cogs and springs of men's actions. Cited from John Barleycorn, by Jack London
  • It is thus possible to make round trips using both the cog railway and the cable car.
  • The little, over-driven cogs and wheels of the mind, at least, moved more slowly. Cited from The Pit, by Frank Norris
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Meaning of cog

  • noun A subordinate who performs an important but routine function
    he was a small cog in a large machine
  • noun Tooth on the rim of gear wheel
  • verb Roll steel ingots
  • verb Join pieces of wood with cogs