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Huk

[hook] /huk/
noun, plural Huks.
1.
a member of the Hukbong Mapagpalaya ng Bayan (People's Liberation Army) a Communist agrarian revolutionary group in central Luzon in the Philippines.
2.
a member of the Hukbalahap, an anti-Japanese resistance group in central Luzon during World War II.
Origin of Huk
shortening of Tagalog hukbo army
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  • All, including Huk who left the table, stared with fright at it and at the rifle.

    The Hohokam Dig Theodore Pratt
  • I asked Huk if they can stay with us in our time, at least for a while.

    The Hohokam Dig Theodore Pratt
  • They painstakingly tried to arrange a sub-precinct station on the largest Huk home planet, with Huk cops in charge.

    A Matter of Importance William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • At the moment they were already within the Huk home-planet's atmosphere.

    A Matter of Importance William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • He sat on one chair, and Huk, gingerly holding his aspergill before him as though to protect himself, sat on the other.

    The Hohokam Dig Theodore Pratt
  • So the police matter-of-factly tried to incorporate the Huk culture into the human.

    A Matter of Importance William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • It was wholly improbable that anything like Huk patrol ships would be out so far.

    A Matter of Importance William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • If anything from a Huk missile rocket to the salvage ship Aldeb approached, however, the sound would be distinctive.

    A Matter of Importance William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • It popped into normality about two hundred thousand miles out from the Huk home-world.

    A Matter of Importance William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • At a fourth place barely eighty thousand miles short of collision with the Huk world.

    A Matter of Importance William Fitzgerald Jenkins

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