• WordNet 3.6
    • v tucker wear out completely "This kind of work exhausts me","I'm beat","He was all washed up after the exam"
    • n tucker a detachable yoke of linen or lace worn over the breast of a low-cut dress
    • n tucker a sewer who tucks
    • n Tucker United States vaudevillian (born in Russia) noted for her flamboyant performances (1884-1966)
    • n Tucker United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tucker A fuller.
    • Tucker A narrow piece of linen or the like, folded across the breast, or attached to the gown at the neck, forming a part of a woman's dress in the 17th century and later.
    • Tucker Daily food; meals; also, food in general. "Tobacco, matches, and tucker , the latter comprising almost anything within the province of food."
    • Tucker One who, or that which, tucks; specifically, an instrument with which tuck are made.
    • v. t Tucker To tire; to weary; -- usually with out.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tucker A fuller.
    • n tucker One who or that which tucks.
    • n tucker A piece of linen, lace, or other delicate fabric, covering the neck and shoulders of a woman above the top of the bodice. Its form varied greatly at different times from the middle of the seventeenth till the middle of the eighteenth century; it was sometimes drawn close with a string passed through a hem at the top and sometimes was merely arranged like a kerchief, the two ends being crossed and tucked in. It was also sometimes a narrow ruffle. In its latest form the tucker is a kerchief or other piece of thin material covering the shoulders and neck loosely above the edge of the bodice, often merely a frill or fold in the neck of a high waist. Compare modesty-piece.
    • n tucker Food: same as tuck, n., 8.
    • n tucker Hence Work by which a miner is hardly able to make a living.
    • tucker To tire; weary; cause to be tired or exhausted: commonly in the phrase tuckered out, as a fish by struggling on the hook.
    • n tucker A state of fatigue or exhaustion: as, to put one in a mighty tucker.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tucker a piece of cloth tucked or drawn over the bosom, worn by women and children:
    • n Tucker (slang) food, also work that scarcely yields a living wage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Tuck (v. t.), 4
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tucian, to pull; cog. with Low Ger. tukken, Ger. zucken; also with A.S. teón, Ger. ziehen, to draw.


In literature:

She noted the grinning crowd of villagers, Sarepta Tucker among them.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
That run took all the tucker out of 'em.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm" by Laura Lee Hope
By Gaylord and Tucker.
"Rural Architecture" by Lewis Falley Allen
Tucker was not taking the case seriously.
"The Calico Cat" by Charles Miner Thompson
Tucker and Skipper and Molly are the names of the others.
"Left on the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
Old Steve Tucker was sitting on the end of the pier, smoking his pipe, when Daisy came along.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
I twisted his knife outer his hand, an' I laced him till I was clean tuckered out.
"Earth's Enigmas" by Charles G. D. Roberts
So I paced the pavement in front of Mr. Tucker's, the prey of a thousand misgivings.
"The Adventures of Harry Revel" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Quality don't last out at work like trash do; they certainly do tucker out sooner.
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
H. G. Kirby, F. C. Tucker, C. J.
"The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919" by W.C.C. Weetman

In poetry:

The shearers threw some blankets in
To make another swag,
The rousers gave a billy can
And brand new tucker bag.
"The Swagless Swaggie" by Edward Harrington
We’ve no time for moral tags;
We can hear a sleepy sound
With his yellow tucker-bags
Brother Bee is bumming round.
"Lali" by John Le Gay Brereton
And then their frocks were never torn,
Their tuckers always clean;
And their hair so very tidy–
Always quite fit to be seen.
"A Genteel Family" by Kate Greenaway
And old Dan Tucker on a toot,
Or John Paul Jones before the breeze,
Or Indians eating fat fried dog,
Were not as happy babes as these.
"When Gassy Thompson Struck It Rich" by Vachel Lindsay
"I'll bring the Empresario, BEV. TUCKER, who shall win
From Pericles Aspasia, if he chooses to go in;
The man without an enemy, the wit, the Sheridan
In whom two continents confess the gallant gentleman.
"“EIIOΣ”" by Albert Pike
When the ancient agitator and his brothers carried swags
I've no doubt he very often tramped with empty tucker-bags
And I'm glad he's Heaven's picket, for I hate explainin' things
And he'll think a union ticket just as good as Whitely King's
"Saint Peter" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Mother Tucker's Sandbar & Grill.
About Mother Tucker's Sandbar & Grill.
Mother Tucker's Sandbar & Grill is a tropical-themed bar and grill featuring live music and delicious food.
Doug Tucker, The Associated Press.
Tucker Carlson's latest venture will not be televised.
After the 2006 split of Sleater-Kinney, Corin Tucker's acclaimed punk trio with Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, Tucker was unsure if there was still room for her on the music scene.
MSNBC will move Tucker Carlson's new show.
The Situation with Tucker Carlson, from 9 pm to 11 pm, replacing it with Rita Cosby's new show.
The Department of Corrections tells a local station that Raymond Tucker died Friday night at a hospital.
Strang is shown in his office at Tucker Ellis in downtown Cleveland.
Corin Tucker Talks Protest, Parenting And Polygamy.
Thanks to all of you who attended the Tucker Rocky Summer Dealer Event.
Booth's disc, Tucker Booth 4 President.
Tucker Rocky Distributing September 26, 2012 Filed under Aftermarket.
That means undrafted rookie Justin Tucker takes over as kicker.

In science:

Mohseni M, Tucker R W and Wang C 2000, submitted for bublication.
Gravitational waves and spinning test particles
Although there are a number of quantities dubbed “ionization parameter” in the literature, most of what follows is discussed in terms of ξ (Tarter, Tucker, & Salpeter 1969), the use of which is motivated by consideration of the steadystate equations of ionization equilibrium.
X-ray Spectroscopy of Accretion Disks and Stellar Winds in X-Ray Binaries
Tucker & Rosner 1983, Bertschinger & Meiksin 1986), and (iii) heating by magnetic fields, basically through some form of reconnection (e.g.
The New Emerging Model for the Structure of Cooling Cores in Clusters of Galaxies
CL0657 (z = 0.296) was discovered by Tucker et al. as part of a search for “failed” clusters, clusters that were X-ray bright but had few, if any, optical galaxies .
Chandra Observations of the Components of Clusters, Groups, and Galaxies and their Interactions
Tucker (KKT) conditions to find the global maximum.
On the Fading Paper Achievable Region of the Fading MIMO Broadcast Channel