toweling of linen or cotton, of a distinctive absorbent weave.
- Also called huck.
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How to use huckaback in a sentence
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 | Tom LeClair | March 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With illustrations, the way one sees Huck Finn or Jim Hawkins is shaped immensely.
Snapshots are used to create a nostalgic, authentic feel, opening with Galon as a freckle-faced girl out of Huck Finn.
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 | C.E. Morgan | August 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It's like being interested in American literature without having read Huck Finn.
I begged, and told him I was only Huck; but he laughed such a screechy laugh, and roared and cussed, and kept on chasing me up.
But looky here, Huck, who wuz it dat 'uz killed in dat shanty ef it warn't you?
Dah you goes, de ole true Huck; de on'y white genlman dat ever kep' his promise to ole Jim.
But, Huck, dese kings o' ourn is reglar rapscallions; dat's jist what dey is; dey's reglar rapscallions.
When Huck went a-wandering he thought it was because the store clothes the widow had given him were uncomfortable.Seeing Things at Night | Heywood Broun
British Dictionary definitions for huckaback
a coarse absorbent linen or cotton fabric used for towels and informal shirts, etc: Also called: huck (hʌk)
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