huck

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n huck toweling consisting of coarse absorbent cotton or linen fabric
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Samuel Clemens, the creator of the adventuresome Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, took "Mark Twain" as his pen name. This was not because he WAS a riverboat captain, but because he once wanted very badly to be one.
    • v. i Huck To higgle in trading.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • huck To higgle in trading.
    • n huck A dialectal form of hook.
    • n huck A dialectal corruption of husk.
    • n huck A hard blow or knock.
    • n huck In beef, the part between the shin and the round.
    • n huck The hip.
    • n huck Same as huke.
    • huck A commercial contraction of huckaback: as, huck towels or toweling.
    • n huck Same as hucho, 1.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Hawk to offer for sale, Huckster

Usage

In literature:

Some huck towels have damask borders; other towels are of all-damask, costing from $6 to $12 a dozen, but huck is the stand-by.
"The Complete Home" by Various
Wasn't it Huck Finn who wished it were possible to die temporarily?
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
In "Huck Finn" and in "Tom Sawyer Detective" I moved it down to Arkansas.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
Gnome single-seater on which Mr. Hucks started in the Circuit of Britain race.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
Then if these woods don't look just like the woods Tom and Huck dug in, I'll eat my hat.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are the two best boys in the whole wide range of fiction, the most natural, genuine, and convincing.
"My Contemporaries In Fiction" by David Christie Murray
Jest as I run alongside, I heered a sound that riz my hair, by huck!
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are claimed as comrades by all the boys between the Penobscot and the Rio Grande.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
Wouldn't turn a hucks bread for 'em.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I'm clean done for, Huck.
"Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1." by Samuel Warren
Next comes Huck, orb of necessity, the Greater Infortune, which brings men most trouble of all.
"Conquest Over Time" by Michael Shaara
Her hard, rosy face looked as though it had received an extra polishing with the huck towel on the kitchen roller.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
You and Huck been on the river a while then?
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Huck's corncob pipe had always seemed to me one of the most persuasive symbols of true enjoyment.
"Pieces of Hate" by Heywood Broun
For one thing, the skill with which the character of Huck Finn is maintained is marvellous.
"Americanisms and Briticisms" by Brander Matthews
Morganthau, Tom, Mark Miller, Janet Huck, and Jeanne DeQuinne.
"What Works: Schools Without Drugs" by United States Department of Education
The creator of Tom exhibited remarkable observation; the creator of Huck showed the divine touch of imagination.
"Essays on Modern Novelists" by William Lyon Phelps
Huck now ordered her to prepare supper for himself and the whole band.
"Noble Deeds of American Women"
So'd I. Ef Bill and Huck stayed here, we coul' have chased 'em over into their own yard and licked 'em!
"The Little Washingtons' Travels" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Sanders, Dr. Huck, 393.
"A Book about Doctors" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
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In news:

Huck successfully retained the WBO title for the 10th time with a unanimous decision win over Arslan.
Teddy Atlas won't watch Povetkin- Huck fight.
Huck Finn's Reels in Shoppers.
The bargain-oriented Huck Finn's Warehouse, which opened in the former 250,000-square-foot Montgomery Ward distribution center in 1995, sees repeat customers every few weeks.
Kampa, Huck notch wins for Flyers.
Seniors Holly Kampa and Kristen Huck earned wins in singles play in the Little Falls girls tennis team's regular-season finale, Tuesday.
Out now is the current issue of Huck magazine featuring two editorials from Lou Mora.
Austin to play Huck Finn.
Huck Finn hits the skids.
This statue of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer graces the streets of Hannibal, Missouri, giving credit to the works of author Mark Twain.
Huck Finn, Textbook Errors, and Resegregation.
Defending an 'Other' Huck Finn.
Did Samuel Clemens know Huck Finn would kick up a ruckus over a certain word.
Worry more about how we use racial slurs today than in ' Huck Finn'.
Huck Finn ('Adventures of Huckleberry Finn') is the fourth most banned book in the US.
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In science:

In these terms they are fairly flexible: Corollary 1.5, for instance, generalizes the theorem of Huck [H] that any two acyclic 2-complexes can be (up to 2-deformation) dually embedded in S 4 .
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
More details on this subject can be found in [HO], [Huck].
Classical Symmetries of Complex Manifolds
Huck] Huckleberry, A. T., Actions of groups of holomorphic transformations, Several complex variables, VI, 143–196, Encyclopaedia Math.
Classical Symmetries of Complex Manifolds
Bohnet I, Frey B S, Huck S (2001) More order with less law: On contract enforcement, trust, and crowding.
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach
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