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Definition of Haunch

  • The hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part.
  • Of meats: The leg and loin taken together; as, a haunch of venison.
  • the loin and leg of a quadruped
  • the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings

How to use haunch in a sentence. Haunch pronunciation.

Divide me like a brib'd buck, each a haunch; I will keep my sides to myself, my shoulders for the fellow of this walk, and my horns I bequeath your husbands.
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When he stood still, they also stopped, and again stood upon their haunches, and peered at him over the tops of the weeds.
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Accordingly, one of the cleverest of their number was charged with his instruction, and immediately began with the important art of sitting on the haunches with his tail curled up upon his back.
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When, however, he had reached the bottom of the descent, he turned his head, and perceiving me, as I stood bareheaded, without either coat or waistcoat, about two yards from him, he gave a sudden start, so violent that the backward motion of his hand had nearly flung the horse upon his haunches.
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The man stirred not, but remained staring at me in the posture which he had assumed on first perceiving me, his body very much drawn back, his left foot far in advance of his right, and with his right hand still grasping the halter of the horse, which gave way more and more, till it was clean down on its haunches.
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The man eyed me suspiciously for a moment-then, turning to his horse with a loud curse, he pulled him up from his haunches, and led him and the cart farther down to one side of the dingle, muttering as he passed me, "Afraid?
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She loved the steep cliff of his forehead, and compared it to the brow of a young Greek horseman, who reins his horse back so sharply that it half falls on its haunches.
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He clapped the mule on the haunch, and the sturdy beast set off at once up the laborious ascent, with its hoofs sinking in deeply, as instinctively it sloped off to the right instead of breasting the ascent at once.
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Brindled flanks and haunches reeking, Wheels the wild bull, vengeance seeking, On the matador alone.
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Hence with them to dinner at a tavern in Thames Street, where they were invited to a roasted haunch of venison and other very good victuals and company.
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The dog kept close to his friend, the red cow, during the day, sometimes sitting gravely on his haunches and watching her eat, at other times frisking about her, as though asking for a romp.
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And if we don't," he argued speciously, "he can't blame nobody for not wantin' to set around on their haunches all spring waiting for 'im.
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He watched the new leading woman make a perilous ride down a steep, rocky point and dash up to camera and on past it where she set her horse back upon, its haunches with a fine disregard for her bones and a still finer instinct for putting just the right dash of the spectacular into her work without overdoing it.
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And the little black dog, sitting on his haunches before her door, pointed his moist nose into the sunlight and howled in mournful sympathy.
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And just behind her the little black dog, that had followed close to her heels all the way, sat upon his haunches and pointed his nose to the sky and howled.
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So far as I know, it was more than ten years before he wrote anything so good again, and he never wrote anything better in verse, unless it is the song of the "genuine old English gentleman," in the twenty-fourth chapter of "Lavengro": "Give me the haunch of a buck to eat, and to drink Madeira old, And a gentle wife to rest with, and in my arms to fold, An Arabic book to study, a Norfolk cob to ride, And a house to live in shaded with trees, and near to a river side; With such good things around me, and blessed with good health withal, Though I should live for a hundred years, for death I would not call.
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He writes like the man who desired a gentle wife, an Arabic book, the haunch of a buck, and Madeira old.
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At a word from the Indian, however, they ran in snarling on the animal, which stopped, and with a loud "woof" reared up on its haunches, showing an enormous height. "Bear; shootum," cried the Indian, who had only an ax with him.
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Once, when she fell ill, the people felt suddenly as passengers feel when a street car is suddenly braked back on its haunches.
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O'Neil reined the horse to his haunches as the shrill cry of a woman rang out above them, and the next moment he and O'Connell were inside, rushing up the stairs with headlong haste.
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Examples of Haunch

Example #1
Am I a woodman, ha?
Example #2
Mistress Page is come with me, sweetheart.
Example #3
Master Donkey did not try again to go to them, but expostulated with them upon their ill-breeding and unkind behavior, called them cousins, told them he was tired and hungry, and asked for food and shelter.
Example #4
So saying, he arose quickly to his feet; the others stood up also, though not as he did on their four feet, but on their hind-legs-that is to say, they stood up on their haunches-and looked at him in blank amazement; but as he approached them they bounded away so fast that it was useless to try to overtake them.
Example #5
In this, though he strained every nerve to perform it, he made an ignominious failure.
Example #6
This operation the donkey positively refused to submit to, but finally consented to hold his tail up over his back as much like a rabbit as possible, and, moreover, would at once set about his lessons to learn their ways, so that he might the sooner adapt himself to their habits, and become one of them.