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  • "Their Guard Battalion had been 'heefing' round those parts for six months.

    Traffics and Discoveries

  • We've got those 'League' corps I was talking about; and those studious corps that just scrape through their ten days 'camp; and we've crack corps of highly-paid mechanics who can afford a two months' 'heef' in an interesting Area every other year; and we've senior and junior scientific corps of earnest boilermakers and fitters and engineers who read papers on high explosives, and do their 'heefing' in a wet picket-boat -- mine-droppin '-- at the ports.

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  • Always happy to oblige, c_b! :-)

    September 5, 2009

  • Let the record show that sionnach, not I, actually said what I was thinking all morning.

    ;)

    September 4, 2009

  • What about the queefing ability of the Lake District phlox?

    I'm with the bilbster on this - heefing seems like a quintessentially bovine word.

    See also beef to the heels, like a Mullingar heifer

    September 4, 2009

  • In the old-time Appalachian music/dance circle in which I circumambulate, heefing is another word for that curious musical performance form that combines knee and chest slapping with the rhythmic gasping of syllables - a.k.a. hambone.

    September 4, 2009

  • But heefing seems so bovine.

    September 4, 2009

  • Process by which sheep and other animals learn and recognize the boundaries of their territories. Word encountered in this BBC News article.

    "The heefing ability of the Lake District flocks is something which is inbred."

    September 4, 2009