Haunch bone. See Innominate bone, under Innominate.Haunches of an arch(Arch.), the parts on each side of the crown of an arch. (See Crown, n., 11.) Each haunch may be considered as from one half to two thirds of the half arch.

(Haunched) a. Having haunches.

(Haunt) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Haunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Haunting.] [F. hanter; of uncertain origin, perh. from an assumed LL. ambitare to go about, fr. L. ambire (see Ambition); or cf. Icel. heimta to demand, regain, akin to heim home &radic36.]

1. To frequent; to resort to frequently; to visit pertinaciously or intrusively; to intrude upon.

You wrong me, sir, thus still to haunt my house.

Those cares that haunt the court and town.

2. To inhabit or frequent as a specter; to visit as a ghost or apparition.

Foul spirits haunt my resting place.

3. To practice; to devote one's self to. [Obs.]

That other merchandise that men haunt with fraud . . . is cursed.

Leave honest pleasure, and haunt no good pastime.

4. To accustom; to habituate. [Obs.]

Haunt thyself to pity.

(Haunt), v. i. To persist in staying or visiting.

I've charged thee not to haunt about my doors.

(Haunt), n.

1. A place to which one frequently resorts; as, drinking saloons are the haunts of tipplers; a den is the haunt of wild beasts.

In Old English the place occupied by any one as a dwelling or in his business was called a haunt.

Often used figuratively.

The household nook,
The haunt of all affections pure.

The feeble soul, a haunt of fears.

(Haum) n. See Haulm, stalk. Smart.

(Haunce) v. t. To enhance. [Obs.] Lydgate.

(Haunch) n. [F. hanche, of German origin; cf. OD. hancke, hencke, and also OHG. ancha; prob. not akin to E. ankle.]

1. The hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part.

2. Of meats: The leg and loin taken together; as, a haunch of venison.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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