Houghing



[hok; Scot. hokh] /hɒk; Scot. hɒx/

noun
1.
Scot. 1 (defs 1, 2).
verb (used with object)
2.
Scot. to hamstring.
verb (used without object)
3.
British Dialect Obsolete. to clear the throat; hack.
/hɒk/
noun
1.
another word for hock1
2.
(hɒx). in Scotland, a cut of meat corresponding to shin
verb (transitive)
3.
to hamstring (cattle, horses, etc)

to hamstring, i.e., sever the “tendon of Achilles” of the hinder legs of captured horses (Josh. 11:6; 2 Sam. 8:4; 1 Chr. 18:4), so as to render them useless.

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