Bide here till I gang for John Armstrong and the other twa men that howk wi' him in the quarry.
Did his enemies wish to see him howk out her grave with his own hands?
It is always kept so deep in the earth, that it is by no means easy to kick or "howk" the crown out of the ground.
howk is perhaps the complaint to which my cattle are most liable.
We'll howk holes in the sand, and fill the dirt into buckets, and row our girds, Hughie.
Let us howk it up again, and send it forth with a new lease of life.
Tam got my contracts this week, an' I have to gang back into a common place and howk coals.
You can howk ony mortal thing out o' the original Hebrew, the which all ministers hae at their finger ends.