Definition of hod:
There were thirty- six applicants of various nations, for the post- soon saw that Yankees stood no kind of a chance- so swore I was an Irishman, and proved my birth by carrying a hod of mortar to the top of a five story building without touching my hands- after that had more of a sight, but found I had a powerful rival in the person of a six foot Welshman, a rod and a half across the shoulders, with a fist like a pile- driver- both swore we were " dimmycrats."- "Doesticks, What He Says", Q. K. Philander Doesticks.
- "The Squatter and the Don", C. Loyal.
- "The Siege of the Seven Suitors", Meredith Nicholson.