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Definition of Cog


  1. To seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat.
  2. To obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; as, to cog in a word; to palm off.
  3. To deceive; to cheat; to play false; to lie; to wheedle; to cajole.
  4. A trick or deception; a falsehood.
  5. A tooth, cam, or catch for imparting or receiving motion, as on a gear wheel, or a lifter or wiper on a shaft; originally, a separate piece of wood set in a mortise in the face of a wheel.
  6. A kind of tenon on the end of a joist, received into a notch in a bearing timber, and resting flush with its upper surface.
  7. A tenon in a scarf joint; a coak.
  8. One of the rough pillars of stone or coal left to support the roof of a mine.
  9. To furnish with a cog or cogs.
  10. A small fishing boat.

Cog Quotations

Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us.
John Jay Chapman

If we have a purpose in life beyond being a cog in the human machine, mine is to help inspire people and that's pretty cool. I would like to motivate the world.
Steve Gleason

To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.
Aldo Leopold

At the end of the day, an actor is only a cog in the wheel.
Randeep Hooda

But the fact is, Mr. Chairman, for all the challenges the Postal Service of the 21st century faces, it still retains its traditional place as a key cog in how American businesses conduct their affairs and how Americans all across this land communicate.
John M. McHugh
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Cog Translations

cog in German is Radzahn
cog in Spanish is diente de engranaje
cog in Swedish is kugge
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