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huck v. to throw, to toss, to short-arm; in disc-based sports, to throw for distance; in cycling, kayaking, snowboarding, and similar sports, to ride over a drop-off. Editorial Note: This term is probably related to chuck ‘to throw with a short arm motion.’ There is a sense of hawk ‘to let fly’ with a single citation in the Oxford English Dictionary. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • I live in a tiny village called Hucking (near Maidstone, Kent. UK).  It is a scarcely populated farming area, high on the North Downs.  How would it have got its name?

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