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{n: Grub Street} the world of literary hacks



{n: Procrustes} (Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer; he would capture people and tie them to an iron bed, stretching them or hacking off their legs to make them fit; was killed by Theseus

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

{n: hack, drudge, hacker} one who works hard at boring tasks

{n: hack, hack writer, literary hack} a mediocre and disdained writer

{n: hack, jade, nag, plug} an old or over-worked horse

{n: hacksaw, hack saw, metal saw} saw used with one hand for cutting metal

{n: hack} a horse kept for hire

{n: hack} a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.

{n: hack} a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil

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

{n: taxidriver, taximan, cabdriver, cabman, cabby, hack driver, hack-driver, livery driver} someone who drives a taxi for a living

{v: chop, hack} cut with a hacking tool

{v: hack, cut up} significantly cut up a manuscript

{v: hack, cut} informal: be able to manage or manage successfully
"I can't hack it anymore"
"she could not cut the long days in the office"

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

{v: hack, whoop} cough spasmodically
"The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"

{v: hack} cut away
"he hacked with way through the forest"

{v: hack} kick on the arms

{v: hack} kick on the shins


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