- toweling of linen or cotton, of a distinctive absorbent weave.
Origin of huckaback
First recorded in 1680–90; origin uncertain
Also called huck.
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Examples from the Web for huck
I thought of Mark Twain, as I imagined Lincoln inhabiting the voice Huck Finn might have had as an adult.Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President
March 6, 2014
With illustrations, the way one sees Huck Finn or Jim Hawkins is shaped immensely.The Future of Print!
June 4, 2013
Snapshots are used to create a nostalgic, authentic feel, opening with Galon as a freckle-faced girl out of Huck Finn.Meretz Appeals To Smart Secular Women
January 17, 2013
One reads Huck Finn to understand America, and when one strives to understand America, one reads Huck Finn.C.E. Morgan: ‘Light in August’ is Faulkner’s Great American Novel
August 16, 2012
It's like being interested in American literature without having read Huck Finn.The Great Robert Hughes
August 7, 2012
Huck Finn, do you mean to tell me you don't know what a crusade is?
Look here, Huck, I'll make it plain to you, so you can understand.
Much of that they'll get out of you and Huck Finn, I reckon.Tom Sawyer, Detective
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
From which we get the first glimpse of Huck's later adventures.
We never wish to feel that Huck is anything but a real character.
- a coarse absorbent linen or cotton fabric used for towels and informal shirts, etcAlso called: huck (hʌk)
C17: of unknown origin
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