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Hucking nails

Posted by ESC on June 01, 2000

In Reply to: 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

A wild guess: I wonder if it has anything to do with the term "be someone's Huckleberry," to be an assistant?