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hough

[hok; Scot. hokh] /hɒk; Scot. hɒx/
noun
1.
Scot. hock1 (defs 1, 2).
verb (used with object)
2.
Scot. to hamstring.
verb (used without object)
3.
British Dialect Obsolete. to clear the throat; hack.
Origin of hough
1300-1350
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at hock1

Hough

[huhf] /hʌf/
noun
1.
Emerson, 1857–1923, U.S. novelist.
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  • Just as Mr. hough was going to strike the match, he said: "Stop--stop him no good."

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • Roger vowed he would drown all the little pigs, and hough the cow.

    The Settlers at Home Harriet Martineau
  • You see hough and talk to him personally—put it to him straight.

    The Defiant Agents Andre Alice Norton
  • On April 15 the Fellows, as they had the undoubted right to do, chose hough.

  • hough was looking straight at Neale when this last remark was made.

    The U.P. Trail Zane Grey
British Dictionary definitions for hough

hough

/hɒk/
noun
1.
another word for hock1
2.
(hɒx). in Scotland, a cut of meat corresponding to shin
verb (transitive)
3.
to hamstring (cattle, horses, etc)
Word Origin
C14: from Old English hōh heel
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