When she recognized the deer hock in her hand, she dropped it.
The top bone is the os calcis, or hock bone, to which the tendon Achilles is attached.
Her fingers explored the leg, feeling for a hock to make sure it wasn't a hind leg.
The hackney should also possess good hock action, as distinguished from mere fetlock action, the propelling power depending upon the efficiency of the former.
Eclipse was a chestnut horse with a white blaze down his face; his off hind leg was white from the hock downwards, and he had black spots upon his rump-this peculiarity coming down to the present day in direct male descent.
The action in trotting is generally low, but the bending of the knee and the flexing of the hock is smooth, free and true.
This is one of the few deer in which there are glands neither on the hock nor on the skin covering the cannon-bone.