• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hough A piece cut by butchers, esp. in pork, from either the front or hind leg, just above the foot.
    • n Hough An adz; a hoe.
    • n Hough Same as Hock, a joint.
    • v. t Hough Same as Hock, to hamstring.
    • Hough The joint in the hind limb of quadrupeds between the leg and shank, or tibia and tarsus, and corresponding to the ankle in man.
    • Hough The popliteal space; the ham.
    • v. t Hough To cut with a hoe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hough See hock.
    • n hough A variant of how.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hough the joint on the hind-leg of a quadruped, between the knee and fetlock, corresponding to the ankle-joint in man: in man, the back part of the knee-joint: the ham
    • v.t Hough to hamstring:—pr.p. hough′ing; pa.p. houghed (hokt)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hh, the heel; prob. akin to Icel. hāsinn, hock sinew, Dan. hasc, G. hechse, hächse, LG. hacke, D. hak,; also to L. coxa, hip (cf. Cuisses), Skr. kaksha, armpit. √12. Cf. Heel


In literature:

Y. P. S. C. E. Hough Av.
"American Missionary - Volume 50, No. 3, March, 1896" by Various
By John Stockton Hough.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
The fellows refused to elect Farmer, and chose John Hough instead.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
I'll contact Hough and hope for the best.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
Cleveland, Plymouth, 10; Hough Av., C. E., 3; Franklin, 2.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
Hough was embodied; Capt.
"The Defence of Stonington (Connecticut) Against a British Squadron, August 9th to 12th, 1814" by J. Hammond Trumbull
Cleveland, First, 15.23; Hough Ave., Jr. C. E., 2.50; Lakeview, 2; Pilgrim, 4.50; Pilgrim, Jun.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 01, January, 1900" by Various
Like Adam before him John Hough had only a passing interest in the property of George William Fairfax.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
HOUGH, SUSAN M., registers and votes, 424.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
At last the story found a resting-place in Mr. Hough's desk.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
In May, 1690, Hough became Bishop of Oxford.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
HOUGH, G. DE N. 1899 a. Synopsis of the Calliphorinae of the United States.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Hough counted six men as they disembarked one by one, he saw the boat drawn up, and the beacon fire extinguished.
"The Plowshare and the Sword" by Ernest George Henham
Unique, not published, and printed tentatively, for Dr. J. Stockton-Hough.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various
Horatio Hough, 5; "A Friend," 1 6.00 New Berlin.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 39, No. 10, October, 1885" by Various
Now, let him grease his houghs.
"The Childhood of King Erik Menved" by Bernhard Severin Ingemann
Hough told the truth when he said the animal had been ridden before.
"Frank Merriwell's New Comedian" by Burt L. Standish
In spraying large objects Mr. Hough uses either a Shaw & Geary No.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
On April 15 the Fellows, as they had the undoubted right to do, chose Hough.
"A Student's History of England, v. 2 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
I mervyll that I here no tidyngges from yow hough ye have do at the assisses.
"The Paston Letters, Volume IV (of 6)"

In poetry:

Last of his race, Palemon, now no more,
The modest merit of his line display'd;
Then pious Hough, Vigornia's mitre wore—
Soft sleep the dust of each deserving shade!
"Elegy XV. In Memory of a Private Family in Worcestershire" by William Shenstone
The learned Hough of Wor'ster fell;
His mitre fitted Isaac well.
Thus circumstanc'd, could he lament
That death's a sorrowful event?
Neither in this can we agree--
Physicians only gain a fee.
"Preferment" by William Hutton

In news:

Hollie Jean Hough , 46, of Cleveland, Tenn.
Hough was employed at the Ramada Inn in Cleveland, Tenn.
Survivors include her parents, David and Vera Thorne Hough of Cleveland, Tenn.
Larry Hough and Tony Johnson.
Emily Kolbenschlag and her classmates at Hough High School made more than 30 dresses that Abong Fankam (left) and Mongai Fankam will take to Cameroon on July 7.
'Rock of Ages' Stars Julianne Hough , Diego Boneta Train Their Voices for '80s Rock (Video).
Talking About Hair-Metal with Julianne Hough .
Julianne Hough would not seem to be the first person with whom to discuss hair-metal.
Linda Marie Reinauer and Brian David Hough were united in marriage at 1 pm Saturday, June 9, at St Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev.
Julianne Hough as Sherrie Christian in Rock of Ages.
Julianne Hough as Sherrie Christian and Diego Boneta as Drew Boley in Rock.
'Rock of Ages' Premiere Features Tom Cruise and Julianne Hough , plus Josh Duhamel and Fergie in Costume.
The Vineyard of Chateau Hough .
Middle Creek tops Hough 10-4 to win 4A baseball title.
Middle Creek's Graham Edwards pitches against Hough during game two of a three game series for the 4A state baseball title Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Durham Athletic Park.

In science:

Hough, in Gravitational Waves: Proceedings of the Third Edoardo Amaldi Conference, ed. S.
The noise in gravitational-wave detectors and other classical-force measurements is not influenced by test-mass quantization
Hough, “Gravitational Wave Detection by Interferometry (Ground and Space)”, Living Rev.
Relic gravitational waves in the expanding Universe
The Hough transform based fit algorithm was designed to reconstruct linear tracks from a quasi-elastic event through a parameterization by angle.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
Hough, Method and Means for Recognizing Complex Patterns, U.S.
Hadron beam test of a scintillating fibre tracker system for elastic scattering and luminosity measurement in ATLAS
Saulson P R 1994 Fundamentals of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors (Singapore: World Scientific) Hough J and Rowan S 2005 Laser interferometry for the detection of gravitational waves J.
On the mechanical quality factors of cryogenic test masses from fused silica and crystalline quartz
Rowan, S., and Hough, J., “Gravitational Wave Detection by Interferometry (Ground and Space)”, Living Rev.
Probes and Tests of Strong-Field Gravity with Observations in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
We apply the Hough transform on the binarized image to obtain the positional information of the longest straight lines, including their mutual angles (eg., X-Y axes are othogonal) and use these as features.
Automatic Identification and Data Extraction from 2-Dimensional Plots in Digital Documents
Use of the hough transformation to detect lines and curves in pictures.
Automatic Identification and Data Extraction from 2-Dimensional Plots in Digital Documents
Modes cannot be described in spherical harmonics but within the traditional approximation, separation of the radial and angular dependencies in the pulsation amplitudes is still possible in terms of the Hough functions.
Driving mechanism in massive B-type pulsators
Saulson P R 1994 Fundamentals of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors (Singapore: World Scientific) Rowan S and Hough J 2000 Living Rev.
Building blocks for future detectors: Silicon test masses and 1550 nm laser light
Alt hough still with several limitations it looks as an extremely useful new line of developments in the field.
Theory summary. Hard Probes 2012
Hough, in Proceedings of the Sixth Marcel Grossmann Meeting, edited by H.
Fully general relativistic simulation of coalescing binary neutron stars: Preparatory tests
Track reconstruction within the drift chamber is performed using a combinatorial Hough transform (CHT) technique [20,21].
Event Reconstruction in the PHENIX Central Arm Spectrometers
Illustration of the Hough transform parameters for drift chamber track reconstruction.
Event Reconstruction in the PHENIX Central Arm Spectrometers
The right panel shows the Hough transform feature space for this region.
Event Reconstruction in the PHENIX Central Arm Spectrometers