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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hak, n.2 Also: hack. [e.m.E. hack, a cut or nick. f. Hakv.] a. Cutting or hacking. b. An indentation or cog of a toothed wheel. (Cf. Haik n.2 d). —a. c1420 Wynt. viii. 2212 (W).
Thai … come behind the Scottismenis bak, And slew, and hewit, and maid fell hak
 — b. 1621-40 Melville Commonpl. Bk. 29.
The number of the quheills of gryitt and small cloaks ... with the numbere of everie hack or tooth, of everie neitt and quheill belonging to the same

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