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Hough

[huhf] /hʌf/
noun
1.
Emerson, 1857–1923, U.S. novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for emerson hough

hough

/hɒk/
noun
1.
another word for hock1
2.
(hɒx). in Scotland, a cut of meat corresponding to shin
verb (transitive)
3.
to hamstring (cattle, horses, etc)
Word Origin
C14: from Old English hōh heel
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emerson hough in the Bible

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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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