tug


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tug

, tugging (tŭg, tŭg'ing),
A pulling or dragging movement or sensation.

tug

Etymology: ME, toggen, to pull
a dragging or hauling movement or sensation.

ASPSCR1

A gene on chromosome 17q25.3 that encodes a ubiquitous tethering protein highly expressed in the testes, heart, skeletal muscle and pancreas; it sequesters GLUT4-containing vesicles in the cytoplasm in absence of insulin.

Molecular pathology
ASPSCR1 is fused with transcription factor TFE3 in alveolar soft part sarcomas and renal cell carcinomas.

tug

, tugging (tŭg, tŭg'ing)
A pulling or dragging movement or sensation.
References in classic literature ?
Now a side ladder of that sort is a light affair and comes in easily, yet my vigorous tug, which should have brought it flying on board, merely recoiled upon my body in a totally unexpected jerk.
Once again an order went down to the engine-room, and the tug reduced speed.
Evidently they thought they were witnessing an exhibition of poor seamanship, and they yelled their warnings to the tug to reduce speed and throw the helm hard to port.
The little tug came screaming around, and before any of the passengers on the deck above had any idea of what was happening, Mr.
I asked him when this had happened; and he told me that it was three days after parting from the tug, just outside the channel--to be precise.
Powell watched the tugs coming in quietly through the open gates.
My happiness itself do I throw out into all places far and wide 'twixt orient, noontide, and occident, to see if many human fish will not learn to hug and tug at my happiness;--
Here, first of the events, the men were lining up for a tug of war.
I daresay there are yet a few shipmasters afloat who remember Falk and his tug very well.
It seems absurd to compare a tug boat skipper to a centaur: but he reminded me some how of an engraving in a little book I had as a boy, which represented centaurs at a stream, and there was one, especially in the foreground, prancing bow and arrows in hand, with regular severe features and an immense curled wavy beard, flowing down his breast.
The Patriarch, as if he now began to perceive that his part in the piece was to get off the stage as soon as might be, rose, and went to the door by which Pancks had worked out, hailing that Tug by name.
Toward evening the two steam tugs that had accompanied us with a rollicking champagne-party of young New Yorkers on board who wished to bid farewell to one of our number in due and ancient form departed, and we were alone on the deep.