(Heck) n. [See Hatch a half door.] [Written also hack.]
1. The bolt or latch of a door. [Prov. Eng.]
2. A rack for cattle to feed at. [Prov. Eng.]
3. A door, especially one partly of latticework; called also heck door. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
4. A latticework contrivance for catching fish.
5. (Weaving) 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. [Prov. Eng.]
Half heck, the lower half of a door. Heck board, the loose board at the bottom or back of a cart.
Heck box or frame, that which carries the heck in warping.
(Heck"i*mal) n. (Zoöl.) The European blue titmouse [Written also heckimel, hackeymal,
hackmall, hagmall, and hickmall.]
(Hec"kle) n. & v. t. Same as Hackle.
(Hec"tare`) n. [F., fr. Gr. hundred + F. are an are.] A measure of area, or superficies, containing
a hundred ares, or 10,000 square meters, and equivalent to 2.471 acres.
(Hec"tic) a. [F. hectique, Gr. habitual, consumptive, fr. habit, a habit of body or mind, fr. to have; akin
to Skr. sah to overpower, endure; cf. AS. sige, sigor, victory, G. sieg, Goth. sigis. Cf. Scheme.]
1. Habitual; constitutional; pertaining especially to slow waste of animal tissue, as in consumption; as, a
hectic type in disease; a hectic flush.
2. In a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive; as, a hectic patient.
Hectic fever (Med.), a fever of irritation and debility, occurring usually at a advanced stage of exhausting
disease, as a in pulmonary consumption.
1. (Med.) Hectic fever.
2. A hectic flush.
It is no living hue, but a strange hectic.Byron.
(Hec`to*cot"y*lized) a. (Zoöl.) Changed into a hectocotylus; having a hectocotylis.
(||Hec`to*cot"y*lus) n.; pl. Hectocotyli [NL., fr. Gr. a hundred + a hollow vessel.] (Zoöl.)
One of the arms of the male of most kinds of cephalopods, which is specially modified in various ways
to effect the fertilization of the eggs. In a special sense, the greatly modified arm of Argonauta and allied
genera, which, after receiving the spermatophores, becomes detached from the male, and attaches itself
to the female for reproductive purposes.
(Hec"to*gram) n. [F. hectogramme, fr. Gr. hundred + F. gramme a gram.] A measure of
weight, containing a hundred grams, or about 3.527 ounces avoirdupois.
(Hec"to*gramme) n. [F.] The same as Hectogram.
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