Hack

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hack \Hack\ (h[a^]k), noun [See {Hatch} a half door.]

1. A frame or grating of various kinds; as, a frame for drying bricks, fish, or cheese; a rack for feeding cattle; a grating in a mill race, etc.

2. Unburned brick or tile, stacked up for drying.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hack \Hack\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Hacked} (h[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hacking}.] [OE. hakken, AS. haccian; akin to D. hakken, G. hacken, Dan. hakke, Sw. hacka, and perh. to E. hew. Cf. {Hew} to cut, {Haggle}.]

1. To cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post.

My sword hacked like a handsaw. --Shak.

2. Fig.: To mangle in speaking. --Shak.

3. (Computers) To program (a computer) for pleasure or compulsively; especially, to try to defeat the security systems and gain unauthorized access to a computer. [PJC]

4. To bear, physically or emotionally; as, he left the job because he couldn't hack the pressure. [Colloq.] [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hack \Hack\, verb (used with an object) (Football) To kick the shins of (an opposing payer). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hack \Hack\, verb (used without an object) To cough faintly and frequently, or in a short, broken manner; as, a hacking cough.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hack \Hack\, noun

1. A notch; a cut. --Shak.

2. An implement for cutting a notch; a large pick used in breaking stone.

3. A hacking; a catch in speaking; a short, broken cough. --Dr. H. More.

4. (Football) A kick on the shins, or a cut from a kick. --T. Hughes.

5. (Computers) A clever computer program or routine within a program to accomplish an objective in a non-obvious fashion. [PJC]

6. (Computers) A quick and inelegant, though functional solution to a programming problem. [PJC]

7. A {taxicab}. [informal] [PJC]

{Hack saw}, a handsaw having a narrow blade stretched in an iron frame, for cutting metal.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hack \Hack\, verb (used without an object) To ride or drive as one does with a hack horse; to ride at an ordinary pace, or over the roads, as distinguished from riding across country or in military fashion. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hack \Hack\, adjective Hackneyed; hired; mercenary. --Wakefield.

{Hack writer}, a hack; one who writes for hire. "A vulgar hack writer." --Macaulay.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hack \Hack\, verb (used with an object)

1. To use as a hack; to let out for hire.

2. To use frequently and indiscriminately, so as to render trite and commonplace.

The word "remarkable" has been so hacked of late. --J. H. Newman.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hack \Hack\ (h[a^]k), noun [Shortened fr. hackney. See {Hackney}.]

1. A horse, hackneyed or let out for common hire; also, a horse used in all kinds of work, or a saddle horse, as distinguished from hunting and carriage horses.

2. A coach or carriage let for hire; a hackney coach; formerly, a coach with two seats inside facing each other; now, usually a taxicab. [1913 Webster +PJC]

On horse, on foot, in hacks and gilded chariots. --Pope.

3. Hence: The driver of a hack; a taxi driver; a hackman. [PJC]

3. A bookmaker who hires himself out for any sort of literary work; an overworked man; a drudge.

Here lies poor Ned Purdon, from misery freed, Who long was a bookseller's hack. --Goldsmith.

4. A procuress.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hack \Hack\, verb (used without an object)

1. To be exposed or offered to common use for hire; to turn prostitute. --Hanmer.

2. To live the life of a drudge or hack. --Goldsmith.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

taxicab \tax"i*cab\, noun an automobile with a professional driver which can be hired to carry passengers; -- also called a {taxi}, and informally called a {cab} or a {hack}. The driver of a taxicab is referred to as a {cab driver} or {cabbie}, and sometimes as a {chauffeur} or {hackie}.

Note: Taxicabs may be engaged by a prior appointment made, e.g. by telephone, or they may cruise for passengers, i.e. they may drive in city streets and stop to pick up pasengers when they are signalled by a prospective passenger. The act of signalling a taxicab (usually by a wave of the arm) is often called

{to hail a cab} or

{to flag down a cab}. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Heck \Heck\, noun [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 {Heck frame}, that which carries the heck in warping.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

hack

noun

1: one who works hard at boring tasks [syn: {hack}, {drudge}, {hacker}]

2: a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends [syn: {machine politician}, {ward-heeler}, {political hack}, {hack}]

3: a mediocre and disdained writer [syn: {hack}, {hack writer}, {literary hack}]

4: a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil

5: a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money [syn: {cab}, {hack}, {taxi}, {taxicab}]

6: an old or over-worked horse [syn: {hack}, {jade}, {nag}, {plug}]

7: a horse kept for hire

8: a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.

verb

1: cut with a hacking tool [syn: {chop}, {hack}]

2: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office" [syn: {hack}, {cut}]

3: cut away; "he hacked his way through the forest"

4: kick on the arms

5: kick on the shins

6: fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; "I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best" [syn: {hack}, {hack on}]

7: significantly cut up a manuscript [syn: {hack}, {cut up}]

8: cough spasmodically; "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day" [syn: {hack}, {whoop}]

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My dream this morning. (2015-08-04: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today (Tuesday) around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

It was nighttime. I was standing in the kitchen. They were in the dining room.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks and about half a mile through residential neighborhoods until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise.

There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced aircraft flying around really low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

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I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

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Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away peacefully, and I was repaired to full health.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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