Date: Fri, 16 Dec 1994 12:32:35 CST From: Joan Hall Subject: Re: pigs, hoick The Dictionary of American Regional English has an entry for hoick, 'to hoist or snatch up; to hook.' This is in the English Dialect Dictionary, meaning 'to hoist, lift up.' DARE's only examples are from Faulkner, so I'm glad to get your evidence from outside the South. Joan Hall, DARE