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I'll find out the mystery of that if I have to hack the thing into a thousand pieces.

I've got a hack,But the weather's been such, I've not got on his back.

Of course I could have hired a hack and let it bring me to the hotel but I wouldn't do that.

She had brought it "to hack about in" at Sawston, and had taken it to Italy because "in Italy anything does."

"We must go to the old Reindeer and hire their hack," said Mr. Lyle.

And then Madame Beattie waved to him from Denny's hack, and he stepped into the road to speak to her.

I saw her last night on the outskirts of his crowd, sitting in Denny's hack.

"Better to leave him with me now, and take a hack for the journey," said he.

The next evening the sound of wheels was heard, and a hack stopped at our gate.

A hack was called, and they were speedily on their way to the Cortland Street ferry.

WORD ORIGIN

"to cut roughly, cut with chopping blows," c.1200, from verb found in stem of Old English tohaccian "hack to pieces," from West Germanic *hakkon (cf. Old Frisian hackia "to chop or hack," Dutch hakken, Old High German hacchon, German hacken), from PIE *keg- "hook, tooth." Perhaps influenced by Old Norse höggva "to hack, hew" (cf. hacksaw). Slang sense of "cope with" (such as in can't hack it) is first recorded in American English 1955, with a sense of "get through by some effort," as a jungle (cf. phrase hack after "keep working away at" attested from late 14c.). Related: Hacked; hacking.

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