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Definitions of heck

  1. a euphemism for ` hell'; " Oh what the heck"
  2. The bolt or latch of a door.
  3. A rack for cattle to feed at.
  4. A latticework contrivance for catching fish.
  5. An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine.
  6. A bend or winding of a stream.
  7. A door, especially one partly of latticework; - called also heck door.
  8. A grating for catching fish, or hanging fish on; a rack for holding fodder for cattle; a bend in a stream.
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Quotes of heck

  1. Oh heck yeah, I totally would love to have a Phantom Dennis in real life. – Charisma Carpenter
  2. Writing anything is terribly hard but, alas for me, because I am addicted, a heck of a lot of fun. I often am sorry I ever started writing prose, because it is so hard. But I can't stop. – Judy Collins
  3. If you take one rivet out of an airplane, it will be all right, it'll keep flying. You take another rivet out of the airplane and it still flies. So what the heck let's take more rivets out of the airplane, and sooner or later, the airplane drops from the sky. – Ted Danson
  4. I just don't know a couple that's been married more than three years that doesn't annoy the heck out of each other every 15 minutes. – Patricia Heaton
  5. Heck gold medals, what can you do with them? – Eric Heiden
  6. We were fortunate to be there a day or two before "the big bang" and then we got the heck out of town. – Scotty Moore
  7. Medicaid is essentially bankrupt, Medicare is essentially bankrupt, why the heck would we give the federal government another entitlement program to manage? – Timothy Pawlenty
  8. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special. – Jim Valvano
  9. I wanted to definitely be a musician or a good preacher or a heck of a baseball player. I couldn't play ball too good- I hurt my finger, and I stopped that. I couldn't preach, and well, all I had left was getting into the music thing. – Muddy Waters
  10. You get a heck of a sound from the church. Can't you hear it in my voice? – Muddy Waters
  11. Heck what's a little extortion among friends? – Bill Watterson
  12. By the end of the summer of 1973 I thought it was virtually impossible for South Vietnam to survive. How in the heck could they? – William Westmoreland

Usage examples for heck

  1. " Heck with it," he added. – Time and Time Again by Henry Beam Piper
  2. Elmer was certainly one heck of a sloppy workman. – The Aggravation of Elmer by Robert Andrew Arthur
  3. Say, Bud, where in heck did you get that outfit? – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  4. Wa'al, I do, by heck – The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly by Margaret Burnham
  5. He was lingering from day to day at the Hotel Heck engaged for the most part in no more arduous pursuit than the awaiting of a telegram from his family. – A Woman's Will by Anne Warner
  6. What the heck are you crying about? – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman
  7. F. W. Heck 2 Md. – In and Out of Rebel Prisons by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
  8. The same kind of lease must again be made on the same two pins at the bottom for the beginning of the next section of 50 to 72 threads, and the mill rotated in the opposite direction in order to draw up the heck and to cause the second group of 50 to 72 threads to be arranged spirally and in close touch with the threads of the first group. – The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth by T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
  9. " Can't tell nothing about where he's going," Old Heck said. – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  10. And who the heck are you? – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  11. That's a heck of a-" " Look, there's something really important I need to talk to you about. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  12. " I'll not do it-" Old Heck and Parker spoke at once. – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  13. It will be noticed that the heck for the nearest mill is opposite about the 12th round of threads from the bobbin, whereas the heck for the second mill is about the same distance from the top. – The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth by T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
  14. Only one thing troubled Old Heck – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  15. The year of his birth is not given, but it was probably in 1579, as it appears by the portrait prefixed to that work that he was aged 37 years in 1616. We are able to add also that the rector of the Willoughby Rectory, Alford, finds in the register an entry of the baptism of John, son of George Smith, under date of Jan 9, 1579. His biographers, following his account, represent him as of ancient lineage: " His father actually descended from the ancient Smiths of Crudley in Lancashire, his mother from the Rickands at great Heck in Yorkshire;" but the circumstances of his boyhood would indicate that like many other men who have made themselves a name, his origin was humble. – Captain John Smith by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  16. By heck I hope Jack gets you! – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  17. By heck that was the limit! – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  18. " By heck said Bill, " you've got to let some of that good conscience run out if you ever expect to stay in the bank." – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  19. The heck he was! – Dave Dawson at Casablanca by Robert Sydney Bowen

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