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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of buck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sour: turned sour, as milk; rancid.


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  • The train bucked and slowed and his legs gave way and he fell.

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  • In an era when many young college stars bolt for the NBA after minimal time on campus, the decision by the Gators to return en masse for another crack at a title bucked that trend.

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  • Milingo bucked the Vatican again in September, when he ordained four married American men as bishops — an act that meant automatic excommunication.

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  • She made it clear that because that tooth is "bucked" it is going to look very awkward with only one tooth in the front.

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  • But now, assimilating a part of the girl's enthusiasm, and strengthened by the instant admiration which Mr. Gorham commanded, he was determined to make a stand at this point, taking the head of the great Consolidated Companies as his model, and with lance in hand to charge the world just as he would have "bucked" the Yale line.

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  • The brute "bucked" with me from the foot of Montgomery street to the

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  • The man, slowly recovering his senses, was "bucked" in a manner known to any schoolboy; as securely bound as if with handcuffs and with shackles; as helpless as a babe!

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  • His worst enemies said that he had fallen from grace while in Washington, and "bucked" with all his bonds against a faro bank.

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  • My pack horse which I rode to-day, a buckskin colored broncho, which is docile under the pack saddle, "bucked" as I mounted him this morning; but I kept my seat in the saddle without difficulty.

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  • He remembered also how he, having once helped an Eastern visitor catch the mustang that had "bucked" him, had been called "my man," and presented with five dollars; he recalled how he had once spread the humble resources of his cabin before some straying members of the San Francisco party who were "opening" the new railroad, and heard the audible wonder of a lady that a civilized being could live so "coarsely"?

    Tales of Trail and Town


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