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- n. Plural form of hyke.
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In thefe huts die women make iheir blankets called hykes, and the goal's hair clotli for their tents -, wcavr ing them not with a fiiutile, but conducing every thread of the woof with thtir fingers.
The Egyptian kneading-trough was a bowl of wicker or rush work, and it admitted of being hastily wrapped up with the dough in it and slung over the shoulder in their hykes or loose upper garments.
"Well, Ryder gives us a address over across the bay an 'we fair hykes over there all along o' as crool a rain as ever killed crops.
"The chief manufacture of the Kabyles and Arabs is the making 'hykes,' as they call their blankets.