Each builder worked with a sword hanging by his side; each porter held a hod in one hand, and a weapon in the other.
hod thy tail in the watter, lad, and there's hope for thee yit.
Penny knew that Danny, a hardened criminal, would never give her any information, so she centered her attention upon hod and Coon.
But he was a gran' bhoy all the same, an' I'm only a mudtipper wid a hod on me shoulthers.
He—and hod Brooks—those two might defy all the town—might cow them all to silence even now.
You wait here a minute, an' I'll git hod Blake, he's the marshal.
They wuz considerable crowdin', an', bein' crippled, Oi dhropped me crowbar an' laid a good holt on th' tail av hod's coat.
hod ain't thought of that yet, an' my horse is tied in the alley.
It was all that I could do to lift a hod of coal to the stove.
"Some workman was careless, and let that hod and all the bricks fall," Dick answered.
1570s, alteration of Middle English hott "pannier" (c.1300), from Old French hotte "basket to carry on the back," apparently from Frankish *hotta or some other Germanic source (cf. Middle High German hotze "cradle"). Altered by influence of cognate Middle Dutch hodde "basket."
A black passenger; Scuttle
[1920s+ Cabdrivers; probably because a hod is a container for coal]