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hough


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hock  \Hock\,  Hough  \Hough\,  n.  [  AS  h?h  the  heel;  prob.  akin  to 
  Icel.  h[=a]sinn  hock  sinew,  Dan.  hasc,  G.  hechse  h["a]chse, 
  LG  hacke,  D.  hak;  also  to  L.  coxa  hip  (cf.  {Cuisses}),  Skr. 
  kaksha  armpit.  [root]12.  Cf  {Heel}.] 
  1. 
  a  The  joint  in  the  hind  limb  of  quadrupeds  between  the 
  leg  and  shank,  or  tibia  and  tarsus,  and  corresponding 
  to  the  ankle  in  man. 
  b  A  piece  cut  by  butchers,  esp.  in  pork,  from  either  the 
  front  or  hind  leg,  just  above  the  foot. 
 
  2.  The  popliteal  space;  the  ham. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hough  \Hough\,  n. 
  Same  as  {Hock},  a  joint. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hough  \Hough\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Houghed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Houghing}.] 
  Same  as  {Hock},  to  hamstring. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hough  \Hough\,  n.  [Cf.  D.  hak.  Cf  {Hack}.] 
  An  adz;  a  hoe.  [Obs.]  --Bp.  Stillingfleet 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hough  \Hough\,  v.  t. 
  To  cut  with  a  hoe.  [Obs.]  --Johnson. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hough 
  to  hamstring,  i.e.,  sever  the  "tendon  of  Achilles"  of  the  hinder 
  legs  of  captured  horses  (Josh.  11:6;  2  Sam.  8:4;  1  Chr.  18:4), 
  so  as  to  render  them  useless.