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Hucking nails

Posted by Patty on June 01, 2000

I just saw a movie from the 1950s or so recently. A character described a woman who was "liberated" (able) as 'a real good sport' and gave the example that she "hucked nails" when she and her husband were building a house in the country. What's the meaning of the verb "to huck"...and is there anything closely connected between this meaning and nails, as such?

Thanks. Patty