from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An ornament in the form of a plug, worn in the lobe of the ear.
- noun A stopper (made of cotton-wool and wax, of a vaselined cork, etc.) for closing the aperture of the one ear, while a stimulus is applied to the other.
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The the tiger one looks like he has those hipster ear-plug thingies.
Sideshow Slideshow 2009
The Rigellian-in-charge answered, his mental response coming not only in Kinnison's head, but through the ear-plug inserted in his left canal.
The Dragon Lensman Kyle, David, 1919- 1981
After ten minutes a man in shirt and necktie brought a two-way personal radio for Porter, who slipped the ear-plug into place and began listening to disembodied voices.
In The Frame Francis, Dick 1976
The nearest approach to this old custom is when the wooden ear-plug is painted thus, as are some in the author's possession.
Through Five Republics on Horseback, Being an Account of Many Wanderings in South America G. Whitfield Ray
The ears are somewhat shorter in proportion than usual and below each, at the sides of the face, is a large ear-plug, similar to that elsewhere found.
"They can use ear-plug to avoid ache in the ear at the time of flying, otherwise the glider is safe.
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