• WordNet 3.6
    • v ruck become wrinkled or drawn together "her lips puckered"
    • n ruck a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things "his brilliance raised him above the ruck","the children resembled a fairy herd"
    • n ruck an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ruck A heap; a rick.
    • n Ruck A roc.
    • n Ruck A wrinkle or crease in a piece of cloth, or in needlework.
    • Ruck The common sort, whether persons or things; as, the ruck in a horse race. "The ruck in society as a whole."
    • v. i Ruck To cower; to huddle together; to squat; to sit, as a hen on eggs. "The sheep that rouketh in the fold."
    • v. t. & i Ruck To draw into wrinkles or unsightly folds; to crease; as, to ruck up a carpet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ruck To squat, like a bird on its nest or a beast crouching; crouch down; cower; hence, to huddle together; lie close, as sheep in a fold.
    • ruck The furies made the bride-groomes bed, and on the house did rucke
    • ruck A cursed owle, the messenger of ill successe and lucke.
    • ruck To perch; seat, as a bird when roosting: used reflexively.
    • n ruck A fold, crease, or pucker in the material of a garment, resulting from faults in the making.
    • n ruck In printing, a crease or wrinkle made in a sheet of paper in passing from the feed-board to impression.
    • ruck To wrinkle; crease; pucker: usually with up: as, to ruck up cloth; to ruck up a silk skirt.
    • ruck To ruffle the temper of; annoy; vex: followed by up.
    • ruck To become creased and wrinkled; draw up in wrinkles or puckers: as, this stuff rucks easily.
    • ruck To be ruffled in temper; be annoyed, vexed, or excited: followed by up.
    • n ruck Same as rick.
    • n ruck A vague unit of volume, a stack, about 5¾ cubic yards of bark.
    • n ruck A crowd or throng; especially, a closely packed and indiscriminate crowd or mass of persons or things; a jam; a press.
    • n ruck The common run of persons or things; the commonplace multitude, as contrasted with the distinguished or successful few: specifically said of the defeated horses in a race.
    • n ruck Trash; rubbish; nonsense.
    • ruck To gather together into heaps.
    • n ruck A small heifer.
    • n ruck A rut in a road.
    • n ruck Same as roc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ruck ruk a wrinkle, fold, or crease
    • v.t Ruck to wrinkle, to crease: to annoy, ruffle
    • v.i Ruck to have a folded, wrinkled, or ridgy surface
    • v.i Ruck ruk to squat: to crouch down: to cower: to huddle together
    • v.t Ruck to perch, to roost
    • n Ruck ruk a crowd: a press: the common run: trash, nonsense
    • v.t Ruck to gather in heaps
    • n Ruck ruk a small heifer.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel hrukkast, to wrinkle, hrukka, wrinkle, fold


In literature:

Put on the one with the ruckings!
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
You're a-making me a reg'lar old ruck-a-tongue.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
The singer announced, "The Accursed Bread," and extending his right arm, which made his coat ruck up into his neck, he began.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
See the worshippers of the race horse, as, whipped and spurred, the winner draws out from the ruck and passes the post first!
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
Evidently, it was something to be a sergeant if by so being you stand out from the ruck of men.
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
Both Yellow Panther and Red Eagle drew back in the ruck.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He says he won't take it, and swears he'll make them let him go out in the ruck.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Ellen Mary stood outside the ruck that determines the destinies of all such typical representatives.
"The Wonder" by J. D. Beresford
Perhaps he will be the last to see the big thing that he is doing, for he is in the ruck of it.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
The Hussars having reined back, had gathered in a ruck around their colonel, irresolute how to act.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

Come Jack, our place is with the ruck
On the open road today,
Not with the tepid "footpath sneak"
Or with the wise who stop away.
"May Day" by Bernard O Dowd
Be shellèd, eyes, with double dark
And find the uncreated light:
This ruck and reel which you remark
Coils, keeps, and teases simple sight.
"The Habit Of Perfection" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
In ruck and quibble of courtfolk
This giant hulked, I tell you, on her scene
With hands like derricks,
Looks fierce and black as rooks;
Why, all the windows broke when he stalked in.
"The Queen's Complaint" by Sylvia Plath
Here's a horse that is rearing to bound through the smoke
Of cannon and musket, and, face to that ruck,
The horseman with sword ready-held for the stroke,
Lord Lucan, maybe, or Prince Charlie.
"The Toy-Maker" by Padraic Colum
O my fellow sufferers, songs of my youth,
A lot of asses praise you because you are 'virile',
We, you, I! We are 'Red Bloods'!
Imagine it, my fellow sufferers
Our maleness lifts us out of the ruck,
Who'd have foreseen it?
"The Condolence" by Ezra Pound

In news:

Dan Havel and Dean Ruck - smashed up a couple of other bungalows , and in the process, created Inversion, one of the most astounding of pieces of art that Houston had ever seen.
The Ruck bar in Troy is again hosting one of its semi-annual celebrations of limited-release beers from Dogfish Head Brewery beginning at 11 am Friday, May 18.
Gluten-Free Night at The Ruck.
Here is the rough draft of The Ruck's Menu for their highly anticipated Gluten-Free Night which will be held on Friday May 11.
A prayer service for Bernard J Moll Sr. Will be held Wed, Nov 7, at 8 pm at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave, preceding a funeral service Thursday, Nov 8, at 10 am Interment will be at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
The Ruck in downtown Troy won second place in the Northeast for favorite beer bar, as voted on by readers of
Gluten-Free Night at The Ruck .
Here is the rough draft of The Ruck 's Menu for their highly anticipated Gluten-Free Night which will be held on Friday May 11.
Rook up and Ruck Around.
It's the Inaugural CW Ruck -Out.
Airmen take last few steps in Ruck March to Remember.
Mourners pack Ruck Towson Funeral Home for wake for slain U-Va. Senior Yeardley Love.
It's called a "ruck" or heavy duty backpack used by soldiers.
What makes it special are the items inside, and the reason behind the ruck.
Check the latest Deer Talk Now webcast with Deer & Deer Hunting publisher Brad Rucks and Brian Lovett of Turkey & Turkey Hunting as they welcome mock scrape expert Steve Sorensen.

In science:

The Tate pairing (see Frey and R¨uck [FR94]) is a non-degenerate bilinear pairing of the r-torsion in the divisor class group of C over Fqk with a certain quotient group of the divisor class group over Fqk .
Distortion maps for genus two curves
Frey and H.–G. R¨uck, A remark concerning m-divisibility and the discrete logarithm problem in the divisor class group of curves, Math.
Distortion maps for genus two curves