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  • noun Plural form of hough.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hough.

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Examples

  • It was nearly sunset ere they overtook the marauding party, who were encamped, having penned up the sheep in a rude stockyard formed of houghs.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • In the bright light, lightened and cooled in limb, he eyed carefully his black trousers: the ends, the knees, the houghs of the knees.

    Ulysses

  • Their yoke creaked, they breathed heavily, and the muscles of their houghs were stretched as if they would burst.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • Drifting in the place between waking and sleeping she felt a great satisfaction, for her weary muscles again knew how to find rest upon beds made of fragrant houghs and leaves whose perfume was that of eternal autumn.

    The Lioness

  • [3346] Literally, "In both houghs," in ambabus suffraginibus.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Still, against those patent blemishes, a judge of conformation would have set the splendid sloping shoulders, the reaching forearm, the bunches of massy muscle in the long loin, the quarters well let down into perfect houghs, the fine, clean bone of knees and ankles, the firm, close-grained hoofs spreading faintly from coronet to base.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905

  • In the bright light, lightened and cooled in limb, he eyed carefully his black trousers: the ends, the knees, the houghs of the knees.

    Ulysses

  • Even there the houghs will sag and loose their powers.

    On the Nature of Things

  • Hieland coat, and my puir short houghs gartered below the knee, like ane o 'your lang-legged gillies.

    Rob Roy

  • Dost thou not twirl like a calf that hath the turn, and twitch up thy houghs just

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

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