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tuck

1. the part of a vessel where the after ends of the planking or plating meet at the sternpost
2. a position of the body in certain dives in which the legs are bent with the knees drawn up against the chest and tightly clasped
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tuck

A recess in a horizontal mortar joint which is raked out to provide for tuck pointing.
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References in classic literature ?
"Why, Tuck, dost thou not know of my ill happening with my father's steward?" answered Scarlet.
"Why, truly," said the Friar demurely, "some do call me the Curtal Friar of Fountain Dale; others again call me in jest the Abbot of Fountain Abbey; others still again call me simple Friar Tuck."
"I am but a poor anchorite, a curtall friar," said the other, whistling to his pack, "by name Friar Tuck of Fountain's Dale.
So Robin and his men set out to hunt for her, while Friar Tuck and Much the Miller's son stay to look after the dinner in the poor cook's stead.
"Well, when it come dark I tuck out up de river road, en went 'bout two mile er more to whah dey warn't no houses.
'There now,' he said addressing himself no longer to the cook but the girdle, as he tucked the ends in at the waist, 'now you won't come undone!' And working his shoulders up and down to free his arms, he put the coat over his sheepskin, arched his back more strongly to ease his arms, poked himself under the armpits, and took down his leather-covered mittens from the shelf.
Anne was eventually tucked in, exchanging amused smiles with herself during the process.
But my woman said she wanted to churn, so I tuck a churn for the change.”
She clicked her teeth (Karay no longer had her by the throat), leaped with a movement of her hind legs out of the gully, and having disengaged herself from the dogs, with tail tucked in again, went forward.
Grandfather tucked his bushy white beard inside his overcoat.
"If you could contrive to keep a secret,--you two little girls,--it would be rather a nice surprise to have the lamp arrive at the Simpsons' on Thanksgiving Day, wouldn't it?" he asked, as he tucked the old lap robe cosily over their feet.
`but it doesn't matter much,' thought Alice, `as all the arches are gone from this side of the ground.' So she tucked it away under her arm, that it might not escape again, and went back for a little more conversation with her friend.