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hickey

[′hik·ē]
(electricity)
A threaded coupling for attaching an electrical fixture to an outlet box, used when wires from the fixture come out of the end of a stem on the fixture, rather than through an opening in the side of the stem.
(graphic arts)
A spot or imperfection in a printed item caused by dirt, dried ink membrane, or such.

hickey, hicky

hickey, 2
1. A threaded fitting for mounting a lighting fixture in an outlet box, or on a stud or pipe.
2. A tool for bending conduit or pipe.
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An independent assessor had ruled that the 'loss of earnings' element in awards to cousins Michael and Vincent Hickey should be reduced by 25 per cent to take account of the living expenses they had not incurred during their imprisonment.
Lord Brennan had awarded Michael Hickey, aged 42, a total of pounds 990,000, and Vincent Hickey, 49, pounds 506,220, subject to deductions for saved living expenses which they would otherwise have incurred as free men.
In those years, Hickey has studied and taught the Bible, watched his children grow up and have children of their own, and buried his mother and father.
Hickey was lucky to have a wife who refused to accept the grim prognosis from doctors after he suffered a heart attack in December 1986, when the couple were living in Denver.