Hunks

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hunks A covetous, sordid man; a miser; a niggard. "Pray make your bargain with all the prudence and selfishness of an old hunks ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Thomas Jefferson was once given a 1,235 pound hunk of cheese, giving us the term "the big cheese."
    • n hunks A covetous, sordid man; a miser; a niggard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.sing Hunks hungks a covetous man: a miser.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Etymol. uncertain

Usage

In literature:

I'm going to take that big hunk of Venusian space junk apart.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
I have been playing encyclopedia for that hunk of animated machinery for an hour.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
There was a jagged hunk of rock sticking out that looked as though it would make a good handhold.
"Anchorite" by Randall Garrett
First, they'd transplanted hunks of ear and such; then, in the '60s, fingers, feet, and whole arms in fact.
"A Matter of Proportion" by Anne Walker
Radio contact is strictly line-of-sight inside a hunk of metal.
"A Spaceship Named McGuire" by Gordon Randall Garrett
She wolfed them down, wiping at the end of her long nose with a wadded-up hunk of cambric.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
S'pozen you lays de plans so some yuther chap kin git a big hunk er goody, is you gwine ter set off some'r's en see 'im make way wid it?
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
One hunk for each of our nets.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Now, how in the name of time can a railroad man do a day's work when he begins it on nothin' but coffee and a hunk of sour bread?
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
Even the half of his sheet of gingerbread and his "hunk of cheese" remained untouched.
"Little Bobtail" by Oliver Optic
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In poetry:

And it was for you hunks of meat
I wrote my rhymes!
My love was sticky self-deceit
And dirty games!
"My Little Lovelies" by Arthur Rimbaud
We picked him up the Lord knows where!
At noon we came across him
Asleep beside a hunk of bear—
His paunch was bulged with ’possum.
"Peter the Piccaninny" by Henry Kendall
Thou has not seen starved women here,
Or man gone mad because ill-fed—
Who stares at stones in city streets,
Mistaking them for hunks of bread.
"The Old Oak Tree" by William H Davies
A fool there was and he made his prayer
(Even as you and I!)
To a rag and a bone and a hunk of hair
(We called her the woman who did not care)
But the fool he called her his lady fair
(Even as you and I!)
"The Vampire" by Rudyard Kipling
Look at 'em! Toffs with their big cigars,
Drivin' along in their motor cars.
Nothin' at all like the olden days
When the blokes came by in their bullock drays,
When a cut o' the joint and a hunk o' bread
Was a meal for a king; an' a man was fed.
"The Old Shanty" by C J Dennis

In news:

The Twilight hunk will follow in the footsteps of fellow Brit Jude Law by starring in a series of advertising campaigns for the French fashion house.
Robert Pattinson's Breaking Dawn costar Chaske Spencer says the Twilight hunk and girlfriend Kristen Stewart are "very down to earth.".
Ten members of Congress have signed onto the resolution to show they have a big hunk o' love for the king of rock 'n' roll.
Ten members of Congress have signed onto the resolution to show they have a big hunk o' love for the King of rock 'n' roll.
) hunks, there's never a dull moment.
Because when you see a place called "Falafel and Grill," you're not expecting to find juicy hunks of beef and chicken shawarma.
William Levy's Love Elizabeth Gutierrez Finds a New Hunk.
We love a hunk with a heart.
Hall Channels His Inner Hunk As A Polygamist Cult Leader.
Colt Prattes Doesn't Even Have to 'Try' — Hunk of the Day.
He's an international hunk .
Metcalfe was no hunk .
What is that big hunk of 'junk' DNA up to.
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In science:

These hunk pairs were described as the “bug hunk” and “fix hunk”.
Towards a better understanding of testing if conditionals
Removing noise - change hunks that are not actually code changes related to bug fixing - takes places at two stages in our workflow.
Towards a better understanding of testing if conditionals
The first class of noises filtered in our approach is “non-effective change hunks”.
Towards a better understanding of testing if conditionals
They are removed from further processing immediately after hunk pair generation, as shown in Figure 1.
Towards a better understanding of testing if conditionals
To remove these hunks, we generate the parse trees including only the effective Java codes of the IF-CC hunk pairs (excluding, for instance, comments).
Towards a better understanding of testing if conditionals
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