Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Hog's-back noun (Geol.) A hogback.
Hogchoker noun (Zoology) An American sole ( Achirus lineatus , or A. achirus ), related to the European sole, but of no market value.
Hogcote noun A shed for swine; a sty.
Hogfish noun (Zoology) (a) A large West Indian and Florida food fish ( Lachnolæmus ). (b) The pigfish or sailor's choice. (c) An American fresh-water fish; the log perch. (d) A large, red, spiny-headed, European marine fish ( Scorpæna scrofa ).
Hogframe noun (Steam Vessels) A trussed frame extending fore and aft, usually above deck, and intended to increase the longitudinal strength and stiffness. Used chiefly in American river and lake steamers. Called also hogging frame , and hogback .
Hogged adjective (Nautical) Broken or strained so as to have an upward curve between the ends. See Hog , intransitive verb
Hogger noun A stocking without a foot, worn by coal miners at work.
Hogger-pipe (-pīp`) noun (Mining) The upper terminal pipe of a mining pump. Raymond.
Hogger-pump (hŏg"gẽr-pŭmp`) noun (Mining) The top pump in the pit. Raymond.
[ From the same source as hog
; probably orig., a sheep clipped the first year. See Hog
.] A sheep of the second year. [ Written also hogrel .] Ash .
Hoggery noun Hoggish character or manners; selfishness; greed; beastliness.
Crime and shame Mrs. Browning.
And all their hoggery .
[ See Hog, and Hoggerel
.] 1. A young boar of the second year. 2. A sheep or colt alter it has passed its first year.
Hogging noun (Nautical) Drooping at the ends; arching; -- in distinction from sagging . Hogging frame
. See Hogframe .
Hoggish adjective Swinish; gluttonous; filthy; selfish.
Is not a hoggish life the height of some men's wishes? Shaftesbury.
[ Icelandic haugr
hill, mound; akin to English high
. See High
.] A hill; a cliff.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Hogherd noun A swineherd. W. Browne.
Hogmanay noun The old name, in Scotland, for the last day of the year, on which children go about singing, and receive a dole of bread or cakes; also, the entertainment given on that day to a visitor, or the gift given to an applicant. [ Scot.]
Hognosesnake (Zoology) A harmless North American snake of the genus Heterodon , esp. H. platyrhynos ; -- called also puffing adder , blowing adder , and sand viper .
Hognut noun (Botany) (a) The pignut.
. (b) In England, the Bunium flexuosum , a tuberous plant.
Hogo noun [ Corrupted from French haut goût .] High flavor; strong scent. [ Obsolete] Halliwell.
Hogpen noun A pen or sty for hogs.
[ See Reeve
.] A civil officer charged with the duty of impounding hogs running at large.
[ New Eng.] Bartlett.
Hogringer noun One who puts rings into the snouts of hogs.
Hogscore noun [ Etymol. uncertain.] (Curling) A distance line drawn across the rink or course between the middle line and the tee. [ Scot.]
[ Dutch okshoofd
; akin to Swedish oxhufvud
, Danish oxehoved
, German oxhoft
; apparently meaning orig., ox head, but it is not known why this name was given. Confer Ox
.] 1. An English measure of capacity, containing 63 wine gallons, or about 52½ imperial gallons; a half pipe.
» The London hogshead of beer was 54 beer gallons, the London hogshead of ale was 48 ale gallons. Elsewhere in England the ale and beer hogsheads held 51 gallons. These measures are no longer in use, except for cider. 2. A large cask or barrel, of indefinite contents; esp. one containing from 100 to 140 gallons.
[ U. S.]
Hogskin noun Leather tanned from a hog's skin. Also used adjectively.
; plural Hogsties A pen, house, or inclosure, for hogs.
Hogwash noun Swill. Arbuthnot.
Hogweed noun (Botany) (a) A common weed ( Ambrosia artemisiæge ). See Ambrosia , 3. (b) In England, the Heracleum Sphondylium .
[ Middle English hoydon
a lout, rustic, OD. heyden
a heathen, gypsy, vagabond, Dutch heiden
, from OD. heyde
heath, Dutch heide
. See Heathen
.] [ Written also hoyden
.] 1. A rude, clownish youth.
[ Obsolete] Milton. 2. A rude, bold girl; a romp. H. Kingsley.
Hoiden adjective Rustic; rude; bold. Younq.
Hoiden intransitive verb To romp rudely or indecently. Swift.
Hoidenhood noun State of being a hoiden.
Hoidenish adjective Like, or appropriate to, a hoiden.
Hoise transitive verb
[ See Hoist
.] To hoist.
They . . . hoised up the mainsail to the wind. Acts xxvii. 40.
Hoist transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hoisted
; present participle & verbal noun Hoisting
.] [ Middle English hoise
, OD. hyssen
, Dutch hijshen
; akin to LG. hissen
, Danish hisse
, Swedish hissa
.] To raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.
They land my goods, and hoist my flying sails. Pope.
Hoisting him into his father's throne. South. Hoisting engine
, a steam engine for operating a hoist.
Hoist noun Hoist bridge , a drawbridge that is lifted instead of being swung or drawn aside.
1. That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods. 2. The act of hoisting; a lift. [ Collog.] 3. (Nautical) (a) The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly , or horizontal length when flying from a staff. (b) The height of a fore-and-aft sail next the mast or stay. Totten.
Hoist past participle Hoisted.
'T is the sport to have the enginer Shak.
Hoist with his own petar.
Hoistaway noun A mechanical lift. See Elevator .
Hoistway noun An opening for the hoist, or elevator, in the floor of a wareroom.
Hoit intransitive verb [ Gf. W. hoetian to dally, dandle.] To leap; to caper; to romp noisily. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.
[ From Hoit
.] Thoughtless; giddy; flighty; also, haughty; patronizing; as, to be in hoity-toity spirits, or to assume hoity-toity airs; used also as an exclamation, denoting surprise or disapprobation, with some degree of contempt.
Hoity-toity ! What have I to do with dreams? Congreve.
Hoker noun [ Anglo-Saxon hōcor .] Scorn; derision; abusive talk. [ Obsolete] -- Ho"ker*ly , adverb [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ See Whole
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Holarctic adjective [ Holo- + arctic .] Of or pert. to the arctic regions collectively ; specif. (Zoögeography) , designating a realm or region including the northern parts of the Old and the New World. It comprises the Palearctic and Nearctic regions or subregions.
Holaspidean adjective [ Holo- + Greek ..., ..., shield.] (Zoology) Having a single series of large scutes on the posterior side of the tarsus; -- said of certain birds.
[ Greek 'olka`s
, a ship which is towed, a ship of burden, from 'e`lkein
to draw. Gf. Hulk
.] A large ship of burden, in ancient Greece. Mitford.