Hughie


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Hughie

(ˈhjuːɪ)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) informal Austral and NZ the god of rain and of surf (esp in the phrases send her down, Hughie! and send 'em up, Hughie!)
[C20: of uncertain origin]
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References in classic literature ?
Sheldon knew that it was Hughie Drummond who lay in the stretcher, and a mist came before his eyes.
Much as he had loved Hughie Drummond, his death, and the funeral it entailed, seemed an intolerable burden to add to what he was already sinking under.
Other boys brought the coffin, a grotesque patchwork of packing-cases, and under his directions they laid Hughie Drummond in it.
You paid the wages of Gow Yum and Chan Chi, and old Hughie, and Mrs.
Old Hughie, hoe in hand, plodded along the main artery of running water, opening certain laterals, closing others.
You'll never be sorry for lending Hughie Luke a hand in his trouble--"
I'd sooner be poor Hughie Luke, doing his ten years, than be in your skin.
One of the biggest changes comes in the form of a major death that shapes the future for fledging vigilante Hughie Campbell.
'The Boys' starts when a Supe murders Robin, girlfriend of A/V salesman Hughie Campbell, in an astonishingly graphic manner.
Brendan fails to shatter Heather's illusions over Hughie and Hughie tells her the truth.
It's been an interesting couple of weeks in Carrigstown with Jackie going AWOL, Hughie hitting the bottle and Robbie losing the plot.
MANY readers may have missed the simple tribute in the Chronicle's memoriam section, (June 11), placed by Hughie Gallacher's eldest son, on the anniversary of his father's death on June 11, 1957.