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ERG (urg)

A unit equal to the force of one dyne exerted for a distance of one centimeter
Common clues: .0000001 joule;
Energy bit; Joule fraction; Amount of work; Work unit; Piece of work?; Centimeter-gram-second unit; Bit of work
Crossword puzzle frequency: 8 times a year
Frequency in English language: 62313 / 86800
Introduction to work and energy

After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork ~ James Prescott Joule

An erg is approximately the amount of energy that a mosquito uses to take flight.