When teaching children, you are always looking for ways to teach concepts. Working on the concept of adding a beginning letter to the ending “eg.” Example _ eg, beg, keg, leg, peg. Using a worksheet that had been produced some years ago. The question is soon asked, “What is a keg and a peg?”
This worksheet had a picture of each item that they were wanting to fill the blanks. There was a barrel so that one was easy enough to satisfy for an answer to “What is a keg?” There are not many three letter words that have the ending of “eg.”
Keg – for those who watch westerns, have travelled or live in wine country, know that is a barrel in which wine is stored. It has a spout in which the wine can be removed after it has aged. The dictionary definition is a small barrel.
Now for the peg.
This one presented a history lesson. The picture was of an item that we now call the clothes pin or chip clip.
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It is believed that the peg was invented by the gypsies. In the 1700’s “The Shakers” invented a wooden peg constructed along the walls for hanging up coats. Although, it was Jere’mie Victor Opdebec in the 1900’s who was given credit for its invention.
A peg is defined as a short cylindrical piece of wood, metal or plastic, typically tapered at one end, that is used for holding things together, hanging things or marking a position.
Peg solitaire is a board game, for one player, involving movement of pegs on a board with holes. The Peg solitaire game is seen readily at a notable restaurant found around the United States.
The tuning peg is used to hold a string in the peg box of a stringed instrument. The peg box is the open part of the head, in a stringed musical instrument, in which pegs are set
Peg leg is a word often associated with pirates, it is a fake leg made to fit the stump of a human leg.
Bicycle peg is a metal pegs attached to the axles to enable the rider to grind on rails.
Bootleg an illegal musical recording or liquor made, sold or distributed illegally.
Cymraeg a dialect of the Welch language.
Black leg a strikebreaker, diseased plant or bacterial disease.
Nutmeg a seed from a tropical tree often used as a favoring.
Foreleg the front legs of a four-legged animal.
Jackleg which is a dishonest person.
Mumblety-peg a game in which each player, in turn, throws a knife or pointed stick from a series of positions, continuing until it fails to stick in the ground.
Prepreg a material saturated with liquids like epoxy used to reinforce plastic.
Cleg -British term for a horsefly.
Skeg, Skegg or Skag an extension on ships or boats to which the rudder is attached.
There is the city in Canada called Winnipeg and a few more words.
A frequentative suffix which is added to a stem. It is often an onomatopoeia in the form of a verb.
It is also identified as a nominal suffix which is added to a verb or stem. It will then form a noun or adjective.