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Definition of Jug


  1. A vessel, usually of coarse earthenware, with a swelling belly and narrow mouth, and having a handle on one side.
  2. A pitcher; a ewer.
  3. A prison; a jail; a lockup.
  4. To seethe or stew, as in a jug or jar placed in boiling water; as, to jug a hare.
  5. To commit to jail; to imprison.
  6. To utter a sound resembling this word, as certain birds do, especially the nightingale.
  7. To nestle or collect together in a covey; -- said of quails and partridges.

Jug Quotations

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.
Omar Khayyam

A jug fills drop by drop.

There are many great wine producers from all over the world making fantastic wines. Italian wines especially are making an enormous comeback after sometimes being labeled as inexpensive jug wines.
Rocco DiSpirito

Whether you listen to a piece of music, or a poem, or look at a picture or a jug, or a piece of sculpture, what matters about it is not what it has in common with others of its kind, but what is singularly its own.
Basil Bunting

My mother was harsh and constantly told me I had jug ears and heaven knows what else. But she was devoted and a hard worker.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
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Jug Translations

jug in Afrikaans is bak, boks, pot
jug in Danish is kande, beholder
jug in Dutch is kruik, kan
jug in German is Krug, Kanne
jug in Italian is orcia, vaso, caraffa, carato
jug in Norwegian is potte, gryte, krukke, mugge
jug in Portuguese is jarro
jug in Spanish is jarro, estuche, jarra, olla
jug in Swedish is kanna, tillbringare, krus
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