# What's the difference between lug and sluggard?

## Lug

Definition:

• (n.) The ear, or its lobe.
• (n.) That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a support is fastened; an ear; as, the lugs of a kettle; the lugs of a founder's flask; the lug (handle) of a jug.
• (n.) A projecting piece to which anything, as a rod, is attached, or against which anything, as a wedge or key, bears, or through which a bolt passes, etc.
• (n.) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.
• (n.) The lugworm.
• (v. i.) To pull with force; to haul; to drag along; to carry with difficulty, as something heavy or cumbersome.
• (v. i.) To move slowly and heavily.
• (n.) The act of lugging; as, a hard lug; that which is lugged; as, the pack is a heavy lug.
• (n.) Anything which moves slowly.
• (n.) A rod or pole.
• (n.) A measure of length, being 16/ feet; a rod, pole, or perch.

Example Sentences:

• (1) We’re sacrificing our gold medal to help people in need,” said Thomas Glückselig, lugging a mound of bedding.
• (2) This will be the ninth episode, in which Jenna Coleman's Clara must lug the Doctor and his Tardis around in her handbag after they get shrunken down to miniature size.
• (3) Perhaps it was because, despite being the first portable music player, it wasn't as easy to lug around as the MP3 player; its chunky dimensions compelled it to be worn clipped to a belt, creating the danger that it would unclip itself – which it did with obnoxious regularity – and crash to the ground, disgorging its batteries.
• (4) Yes, we crack mean jokes about it – who wants to invest in a relationship with a LUG?
• (5) The paper presents a mathematical model and differential equations to be used in computer-aided estimations of the positive pressure in human lugs upon space cabin blast decompression.
• (6) The first day is spent lugging food and supplies up to a camp in the woods, where we meet Randall, a climbing guide, and narrowly miss seeing a bear (the tracks were fresh).
• (7) For the bands themselves, it can be a real slog, lugging gear around a roadblocked Austin, playing shows without a soundcheck or rehearsal, and being forced to make small-talk with drunk industry types.
• (8) In two groups of healthy children synchronized with a diurnal activity (light-on at 07.00) and a nocturnal rest(light-off at 21.00), lug resistance (R1) and dynamic lung compliance (C1 dyn) were measured at fixed clock hours (07.30, 11.30, 16.30, 22.30).
• (9) Couriers lug huge, metre-square boxes containing ornamental garden fountains, car parts, bulky mattress-toppers and duvets.
• (10) How can a child thrive while lugging such a burden?
• (11) A special feature of the catheter was the tissue-retaining lugs that ensured a high degree of stability in situ.
• (12) At one point, she even burrows in her straw basket – the sort you might lug round a French market – for pen and paper, the sort of person always ready to note down a thought, pose a new question.
• (13) From rusting trays on wheels to wagons cobbled together from spare parts, each is designed to lug as much fuel as possible.
• (14) Mortensen’s memories are of Jo lugging along a rucksack twice the size of her, which would stretch down below her knees as she marched along “beaming” and singing folk songs.
• (15) In third grade [year four in the UK] I would have to go out after school and lug water at a farm eight kilometres away.
• (16) She has arrived lugging a gym bag, hair wet from what she describes as a "sleepover" at a friend's house, and she is not being euphemistic.
• (17) Pearson starts to uncover the drives of the savage consumers of Middle England who lug home refrigerators, toasters, televisions, beat up Asian shopkeepers and lavish affection on the three giant teddy bears sitting in the atrium of the Metro-Centre.
• (18) For all the talk of Heathrow as an engine of growth, many of the new jobs would be low-tech and low-pay: serving the coffee in another Costa, or lugging more suitcases out of holds.
• (19) While standups would put out their cigarette and stroll on stage to talk about themselves, Poehler and her gang would be lugging around costumes and wigs and fake blood.
• (20) Inside the main conference room is the newest trophy, the 2014 Stockholm Human Rights Award , a heavy statuette El-Ad lugged home from Sweden in November.

## Sluggard

Definition:

• (n.) A person habitually lazy, idle, and inactive; a drone.
• (a.) Sluggish; lazy.

Example Sentences:

• (1) In Proverbs, King Solomon had some advice for those rushing into print with ill-informed opinions: "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise."