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Rhine wine, Rhenish, hock(noun)
any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)
tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle
pawn, soak, hock(verb)
leave as a guarantee in return for money
"pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
disable by cutting the hock
To pawn; as, to hock one's jewelry.
The state of having been pawned; usually preceded by in; as, all her jewelry is in hock.
The state of being in debt; as, it took him two years to get out of hock.
a Rhenish wine, of a light yellow color, either sparkling or still. The name is also given indiscriminately to all Rhenish wines
alt. of Hough
to disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring; to hough
Origin: [So called from Hochheim, in Germany.]
The hock, or gambrel, is the joint between the tarsal bones and tibia of a digitigrade or unguligrade quadrupedal mammal, such as a horse, cat, or dog. This joint may include articulations between tarsal bones and the fibula in some species, while in others the fibula has been greatly reduced and is only found as a vestigial remnant fused to the distal portion of the tibia. It is the anatomical homologue of the ankle of the human foot. While homologous joints occur in other tetrapods, the term is generally restricted to mammals, particularly long-legged domesticated species.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
v. t. To "soak" what we least need. In Germany, they generally "Hock the Kaiser."
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