Each builder worked with a sword hanging by his side; each porter held a hod in one hand, and a weapon in the other.
I don't think the worse of Scaife because his grandfather carried a hod.
He—and hod Brooks—those two might defy all the town—might cow them all to silence even now.
hod thy tail in the watter, lad, and there's hope for thee yit.
They wuz considerable crowdin', an', bein' crippled, Oi dhropped me crowbar an' laid a good holt on th' tail av hod's coat.
But he was a gran' bhoy all the same, an' I'm only a mudtipper wid a hod on me shoulthers.
It was all that I could do to lift a hod of coal to the stove.
You wait here a minute, an' I'll git hod Blake, he's the marshal.
He did not look at his mother's face, did not see the quick look with which hod Brooks turned from him to her.
hod ain't thought of that yet, an' my horse is tied in the alley.
1570s, alteration of Middle English hott "pannier" (c.1300), from Old French hotte "basket to carry on the back," apparently from Frankish *hotta or some other Germanic source (cf. Middle High German hotze "cradle"). Altered by influence of cognate Middle Dutch hodde "basket."
A black passenger; Scuttle
[1920s+ Cabdrivers; probably because a hod is a container for coal]