Date: Fri, 16 Dec 1994 09:31:57 -0600
From: Mary Howe HOWE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UKANVAX.BITNET
Subject: pigs, hoick
I'm stunned to discover that 'pigs' meaning orange or tangerine sections
is not a family word. I've never heard it anywhere but at home. I grew
up in New England (mostly R.I.).
So while I'm thinking about home words, has anyone else ever heard or
used the word 'hoick' meaning to hoist or hike, usually with clothing?
(It's obvious where this one came from.) "Those pants are too loose
in the waist, you'd better get a belt to hoick them up."
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