• WordNet 3.6
    • n hod an open box attached to a long pole handle; bricks or mortar are carried on the shoulder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hod A kind of wooden tray with a handle, having V-shaped trough, made of wood or metal, attached to a long handle and usually carried over the shoulder; it is a tool used by construction workers for carrying bricks or mortar.
    • Hod A utensil for holding coal; a coal scuttle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hod To hold.
    • n hod A form of portable trough for carrying mortar and bricks to masons and bricklayers, fixed crosswise on the end of a pole or handle and borne on the shoulder. See cut under hod-elevator.
    • n hod A coal-scuttle.
    • n hod A form of blowpipe used by pewterers. It consists of a cast-iron pot with a close cover, containing ignited charcoal. A stream of air is forced through it by means of a bellows worked by the foot, the air entering through a pipe and nozle on one side and passing out through a nozle on the opposite side. which directs the current of hot air upon the object to be soldered.
    • n hod A tub made of half a flour-barrel to which handles are fitted, used for carrying alewives. It is also a measure, holding about 200 of these fish.
    • n hod A hole under the bank of a stream, as a retreat for fish.
    • hod To bob up and down on horseback; jog.
    • n hod A Middle English form of hood.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hod hod a kind of trough borne on the shoulder, for carrying bricks and mortar: a coal-scuttle: a pewterer's blowpipe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. E. for hold,i. e., that which holds. See Hold
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A variant of prov. hot; cf. Fr. hotte, a basket.


In literature:

Through some accident one of the hod carriers fell from the structure and dropped dead at his feet.
"How to Succeed" by Orison Swett Marden
Ay, an' he thocht I had hod it up here.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
Better be a first-rate hod-carrier than a second-rate anything.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Back in the day when I was young, I knew a man named Hods; He wasn't fit fer nothin' 'cep turnin' up the clods.
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
A missing marriage certificate kept the hod-carrier of Hugh Miller from establishing his claim to the Earldom of Crawford.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
The tall man stepped to the girl's side: "This here's Hod," he announced by way of introduction and, "that's her.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
A maker of hods or a maker of hoods?
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
The college athlete may discover that the only use the world has for talented shoulder muscles is for hod-carrying purposes.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
It may be a mason who wants to hire you to carry a hod up the ladders.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Fanny opened the coal-hod, intending to put fresh coals on the dying fire; but, to her distress, found that the hod was empty.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade

In poetry:

When neets are warm
Where brekkons tower
Hod her fast
In a heather bower.
"A Luver’s Calendar" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
When neets are warm,
Wheer brekkons tower,
Hod her fast
In a heather bower.
"Luver's Calendar" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
"What ys they name," seyde the potter,
"For pauage thow ask of me?"
"Roben Hod ys mey name,
A wed schall thow leffe me."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
But surely I believe in t' Lord?
Happen I doant an'do....
Theer is a Force somewheer, I hod,
'At acts baith square an' true;
"Shepherd Agnostic" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Sir, no doubt these dear good people,
Were you not their earthly God,
Could build them a Christian steeple
Up to heaven, without a hod.
"Fashion" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Yea ! let the south wind blow,
And the Turkish banner advance,
And the word go out : No quarter !
But I shall hod thee -so !
While the boys and maidens dance
About the shambles of slaughter !
"The Twins" by Aleister Crowley

In news:

Beyond the kitsch veneer, Hod has genuine affection for them, without which the paintings would just be cynical parodies.
It's hard to say what emotions, exactly, animate the children and babies that gaze moodily from Nir Hod 's paintings.
In his studio, a two-room walk up in New York's Meatpacking District, they've been occupying more and more wall space, crowding out Hod 's earlier work like usurping cuckoos.
Legislative and Policy Issues Related to Interstate Practice: HOD Resolution.
ANA CEO Marla Weston HOD 2010 Report.
The SHE'S and Hod on The Rising Tide tonight.
Joe & Hod, with moose (Hod Bolinger).
Hod Bolinger of Albert Lea has plenty of it.
I am HoD mechanical at Uch Power Station-Pakistan.
San Antonio Raceway officials have announced that the quarter-mile dragstrip in Marion is now a National Hod Rod Association (NHRA) track.
ANA HOD Approves Organizational Transformation.
Three committees ensure the smooth functioning of the HOD and national officer elections: the Reference , Nominations and Credentials Committees.
There are 116 national medical specialties , two professional interest medical associations and five military service groups in the HOD.
An association must first be represented in the SSS for three years before they are eligible to seek admission to the HOD and these groups are typically referred to as "SSS groups".

In science:

Halo Occupation Distribution (HOD) by fitting the space density and the pro jected SDSS galaxy-galaxy correlation function.
Modeling the galaxy/light-mass connection with cosmological simulations
With this HOD they then calculated the mass-to-light ratios.
Modeling the galaxy/light-mass connection with cosmological simulations
The squares show the corresponding HOD predictions of a more recent version of the analysis of Ref. 6.
Modeling the galaxy/light-mass connection with cosmological simulations
Tinker for making available the predictions of his HOD formalism for comparison with the simulation results.
Modeling the galaxy/light-mass connection with cosmological simulations
In the framework of Halo Occupation Distribution (HOD) models (e.g.
Clustering Properties of restframe UV selected galaxies I: the correlation length derived from GALEX data in the local Universe