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hock

HOCK, n. The joint of an animal between the knee and the fetlock.

1. A part of the thigh.

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HOCK, n. The joint of an animal between the knee and the fetlock.

1. A part of the thigh.

HOCK


HOCK, n.1 [Sax. hoh. See Hough.]

  1. The joint of an animal between the knee and the fetlock. Johnson.
  2. A part of the thigh.

HOCK, n.2 [from Hochheim, in Germany.]

A sort of Rhenish wine; sometimes called hockamore. Mortimer.


Hock
  1. A Rhenish wine, of a light yellow color, either sparkling or still. The name is also given indiscriminately to all Rhenish wines.
  2. The joint in the hind limb of quadrupeds between the leg and shank, or tibia and tarsus, and corresponding to the ankle in man.

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  3. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring; to hough.
  4. The popliteal space; the ham.
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Hock

HOCK, noun The joint of an animal between the knee and the fetlock.

1. A part of the thigh.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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victim

VIC'TIM n. [L. victima.]

1. A living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the performance of a religious rite; usually, some beast slain in sacrifice; but human beings have been slain by some nations, for the purpose of appeasing the wrath or conciliating the favor of some deity.

2. Something destroyed; something sacrificed in the pursuit of an object. How many persons have fallen victims to jealousy, to lust, to ambition!

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