|to introduce subtleties into or argue subtly about.|
|to flee; abscond:|
|1.||another word for hock|
|2.||in Scotland, a cut of meat corresponding to shin|
|3.||to hamstring (cattle, horses, etc)|
|[C14: from Old English hōh heel]|
to hamstring, i.e., sever the "tendon of Achilles" of the hinder legs of captured horses (Josh. 11:6; 2 Sam. 8:4; 1 Chr. 18:4), so as to render them useless.