• WordNet 3.6
    • v hock disable by cutting the hock
    • v hock leave as a guarantee in return for money "pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
    • n hock tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle
    • n hock any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hock A piece cut by butchers, esp. in pork, from either the front or hind leg, just above the foot.
    • Hock The joint in the hind limb of quadrupeds between the leg and shank, or tibia and tarsus, and corresponding to the ankle in man.
    • Hock The popliteal space; the ham.
    • Hock To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring; to hough.
    • Hock To pawn; as, to hock one's jewelry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hock The joint on the hind leg of a quadruped between the knee and the fetlock, corresponding to the ankle-joint in man; that part of the leg between the tibia and the cannon-bone, consisting of the ankle-bones more or less completely united.
    • n hock In man, the back part of the knee-joint; the ham.
    • n hock In the game of faro, the last card remaining in the box after all the others have been dealt.
    • hock To ham-string; disable by cutting the sinew or tendon of the hock —that is the tendo Achillis.
    • n hock Mallow; hollyhock.
    • n hock A variant of hack.
    • n hock A caterpillar.
    • n hock An old game of cards.
    • n hock Originally, the wine Hochheimer (which see).
    • n hock Any white German wine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n., v Hock hok See Hough.
    • n Hock hok properly, the wine made at Hochheim, Germany; now applied to all white Rhine wines.
    • n Hock 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
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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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hóh, the heel.


In literature:

Either or both she would hock very willingly.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
They increase rapidly, hanging down toward the hocks, and the fore or hind feet can be detected within them.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The afternoon of that day was worn down to the hock.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
Finn's hocks were curved like an Arab stallion's, springy as a cat's.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
He stood looking Joe over with quick-shifting, calculating eyes, measuring him in every part, from flank to hock, like a farrier.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
I've long ago put everything I had in hock.
"The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove" by Spencer Davenport
Into the coulee slid the wagon, its long tongue in the air, the loose tugs hitting the mules in the hock.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Confine yourself to Hock and Moselle, sirrah: I fear me, you have a base hankering after mutton and beef.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat
There was n't a thing I could hock nor no one that I could 'give the borry.
"Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom
R. B. Hock, 12th New York Cavalry, Capt.
"In and Out of Rebel Prisons" by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper

In poetry:

The Crimson Junk, by Doris Watt,
I’ve read it. Who, I pray, has not?
Bill Wastel, by C. Marrow. The
Plaid Cowslip. And The Hocking Lee.
"Mouths Of Hippopotami And Some Recent Novels" by Ellis Parker Butler
Jim's horse was a thoroughbed half-bred,
With a raspberry mark on his left hock,
And on his what-not a screen-wiper he'd got,
To stop the flies tickling his fetlock.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
I mentioned my demon to a friend
and the friend swam in oil and came forth to me
greasy and cryptic
and said,
"I'm thinking of taking him out of hock.
I pawned him years ago."
"Demon" by Anne Sexton
Up came the young Centaur-colts from the plains they were
fathered in—
Curious, awkward, afraid.
Burrs on their hocks and their tails, they were branded and gathered in
Mobs and run up to the yard to be made.
"The Centaurs" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

They found that herds with deep beds had a lower prevalence of lameness and hock lesions compared to herds with mattresses.
On Nov 8, I was blessed to be able to go to Little Hocking School to attend an all-day event to honor our veterans.
0Robert Hockings was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May following a work-related injury.
STEWART- Year two of the Jeff McKibben era appears as though it could be a good one for the girls basketball team at Federal Hocking High School.
Retail analyst Bethany Hocking of Investec Securities said Burberry 's trading statement implied "a significant slowdown and Burberry is not immune from wider macro-economic turbulence".
What can I do for my horse's capped hocks.
Ask any boys basketball player at Federal Hocking if things are easier this year than last under now second-year head coach Howie Caldwell and the answers will be about the same.
The Hocking County Sheriff's Office said a man surrendered after a standoff that lasted more than three hours Friday.
"They saved a senior citizen , a handicapped senior citizen 's life," Hocking added.
"I mean they are true heroes and angels that truly saved my mom's life, and I thank them," Hocking said.
Missing Hocking College Student .
State forestry officials are seeking input on an area forestry plan from woodland owners in the Hocking Hills area of Southeast Ohio.
The Hocking County Auditor's Office has released the total amount of money the Inman trials have cost the county and taxpayers.
Sign-carrying protesters rallied outside the Hocking County Courthouse in Logan Thursday to urge county officials to change the euthanasia method to the more human lethal injection — which is also more expensive.
From money to toys to food, school projects benefit needy children and families in Hocking County.

In science:

Hocking found that the present slip theory correctly predicts C acr /θ3 e to be a constant, but overestimates this constant by a factor of two, if reasonable values for the slip length λ are assumed.
Hydrodynamic theory of de-wetting
The nondimensionalization is motivated by that of Billingham 24 with additional scalings based on Hocking 51 to allow for direct comparison to the Navier-slip case, and hence why certain numerical values in (25) are present.
Slip or not slip? A methodical examination of the interface formation model using two-dimensional droplet spreading on a horizontal planar substrate as a prototype system
As written, we have assumed that corrections to the leading order radius satisfy |a1 | ≪ | ˙a0 | ≪ a0 , implicitly assumed by Hocking, 51 and Savva and Kalliadasis. 61 For clarity here, we state the assumptions that will be required in our asymptotic analysis and outline the procedure to follow.
Slip or not slip? A methodical examination of the interface formation model using two-dimensional droplet spreading on a horizontal planar substrate as a prototype system
Our results complement those obtained in a companion paper (Price & Monaghan 2003, hereafter paper I) for non-ideal MHD where arti ficial dissipative terms were included to handle s hocks.
Smoothed Particle Magnetohydrodynamics II. Variational principles and variable smoothing length terms
The top right panel shows that the GW amplitud es monotonically increase or decease with time in the ”Explosion” phase reflecting the geometry of the expanding s hock (bottom panel), which is either prolate (increase), oblate (decrease), or spherical (in-between).
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae