Bucking

Definitions

  • Eel-bucks
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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bucking A washing.
    • Bucking The act or process of soaking or boiling cloth in an alkaline liquid in the operation of bleaching; also, the liquid used.
    • Bucking The process of breaking up or pulverizing ores.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Male rabbits are called "bucks," females are "does."
    • n bucking The act of copulating, as bucks and does.
    • n bucking A vice peculiar to the horses of Mexico, Texas, and the western American plains, of Spanish descent, and to mules. See buck, verb
    • bucking Given to bucking; addicted to the practice of bucking: as, a bucking horse.
    • n bucking The act or process of steeping or soaking in lye or caustic soda, as in bleaching cotton thread, etc.
    • n bucking The act of breaking or pulverizing ore.
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Quotations

  • Napoleon Hill
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    “The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.”
  • Raymond Chandler
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    “Such is the brutalization of commercial ethics in this country that no one can feel anything more delicate than the velvet touch of a soft buck.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “The difference between an itch and an allergy is about one hundred bucks.”
  • Tom Brokaw
    Tom Brokaw
    “It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.”
  • Rupert Murdoch
    Rupert Murdoch
    “The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.”
  • Harry S Truman
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    “The buck stops here.”

Idioms

Big bucks - If someone is making big bucks, they are making a lot of money.
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Buck stops here - The buck stops here is used to say that this is the point where responsibility lies or the person who is responsible.
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Get back on the horse that bucked you - When you start drinking again after being hungover from drinking the previous night.
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More bang for your buck - (USA) Something that will give you more bang for your buck will deliver more value than any other option.
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Pass the buck - If you pass the buck, you avoid taking responsibility by saying that someone else is responsible.
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Quick buck - If you make some money easily, you make a quick buck.
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Usage

In literature:

The red buck, as it happened, had been something of a laggard in awakening to the season's summons.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
What's the sense of bucking it?
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Buck and his crowd had vanished and were footing it up the fast-darkening street at the top of their speed.
"The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice" by Allen Chapman
If it hadn't be'n for you, me an' Buck might of made a hit with the lady, mightn't we, Buck?
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
With some force he drew the buck to a blanket and motioned to him to sit down.
"Far Past the Frontier" by James A. Braden
One of these days I'm going to buck some bigger place.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Buck chewed tobacco impassively.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Perhaps some of you, at a rodeo, have seen a rider come bursting out of the pen on the back of a rearing, bucking, leaping steed.
"The Boy Ranchers at Spur Creek" by Willard F. Baker
For a tiny space Buck hesitated.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
No use for a man to buck against the thing that's bound to be.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
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In poetry:

For, mark me, he can "sit a buck"
For hours and hours together;
And never horse has had the luck
To pitch him from the leather.
"Billy Vickers" by Henry Kendall
And long before high noone they had
An hundred fat buckes slaine;
Then having din'd, the drovyers went
To rouze the deare againe.
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
The pied snake to the rifted rock,
The buck to the stony plain,
And the Romany lass to the Romany lad,
And both to the road again.
"The Gipsy Trail" by Rudyard Kipling
He could sit on a bucking brumbie
Like a nob in an easy chair,
And chop his name with a greenhide fall
On the flank of a flying steer.
"My Mate Bill" by Anonymous Oceania
Oh! whether you cook, or whether you fight,
Or whether you trundle a truck,
Just tackle your job and do it right:
Don't pass the buck.
"Passing The Buck" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
When horses buck they take a bound
With all their four feet off the ground.
Unless they know just what to do
And how to keep their seats all through.
"Bucking" by Mary Tourtel

In news:

Regime pledges to rein in bucking rial, but no major fix to official overvaluation.
There's money to be made on Wall Street - but it's the CEOs of media companies that are pulling down some of the biggest bucks in New York City.
How sad it is then, as Tan describes, that so many American university presidents are willing to compromise basic values in order to make a quick buck, often padding endowments which already reach billions of dollars.
Bucks defense struggles to contain Bulls.
Ron Perelman, Steven Spielberg, George Soros Cough Up Big Bucks for Obama Inauguration.
Authorities have canceled a boil water advisory for residents in one Bucks County community.
Autumn in Bucks County House Tour.
The historic Erwinna Covered Bridge on Geigel Hill Road in Tinicum Township, Bucks County is closed indefinitely due to severe structural damage caused by an oversized truck, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said today.
Cree ’s new-generation LEDs enable more light for the buck.
Carlitos Coles in his Bucks County prison mug shot.
Hartsburg pumpkin crop up , bucks nat'l trend.
Rex was going about a buck-ten when he entered a turn too fast and low-ended his bike, a new Kawasaki ZX-12R that slid away from him like a runaway bobsled.
FOOTBALL Three Bucks County teams headed to UYFL nationals.
Rise in tourism, big bucks for Cleveland.
From a kitchen in Bucks County, a team of budding middle school scientists from the Council Rock School District has hatched a plot to unleash the TEXTerminator.
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In science:

Generalizations of the conjecture to general k , m, n have been proposed by Linusson and W¨astlund and by Buck, Chan and Robbins , who also consider more general rates aij .
Exact expectations for random graphs and assignments
Buck found a bound expressed in terms of ρ for the number of words in CP t(G) that reduce to 1.
Words Maps and Spectra of Random Graph Lifts
It includes bucking solenoids to remove the unwanted longitudinal solenoid field tails and a set of skew quadrupoles, dipole correctors and ante-solenoids to cancel all linear perturbations to the optics.
Status of the Super-B factory Design
Roukes, 1996, “Fabrication of high frequency nanometer scale mechanical resonators from buck Si crystals,” Appl.
Hybrid quantum circuits: Superconducting circuits interacting with other quantum systems
More importantly, it really only passes the buck.
Simple models of evolution and extinction
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