Up on the plains old hods he got and there his trouble began.
Nearer were men climbing up ladders with hods on their shoulders.
They built that big new Kaiserbad building: mixed the mortar, carried the hods, and laid the stone.
Hif this gentleman is really Mr. Rankin, or hif ee is not, its hol the same—wots the hods?
From the days of the Pharaohs they had carried their bricks and their mortar in hods on their heads or on their shoulders.
They used their backs as hods to carry mud, clasping their hands low down behind them and letting their companions load them up.
Success began to look not like an aurora, but like a solid structure built of bricks that must be carried in hods.
Were going to keep right on fillin the hods, and if anybody forgets when its his turn, Im goin to beat him on the bean.
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]