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[ft-l] origin of the word "ruck"

 ruck [1] (noun) 
[Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hraukr rick] 
First appeared 15th Century 
1 a : the usual run of persons or things : GENERALITY
1 b : an indistinguishable gathering : JUMBLE
2 : the persons or things following the vanguard 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "C and/or M Daunhauer" <donhower@fair.net>
To: <ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 8:07 PM
Subject: [ft-l] origin of the word "ruck"

> "ruck" used as a meeting  is a new use for me.  Anybody know the origin
> of that?
> In the Army we had "ruck sacks" (backpacks) and the order for putting on
> your pack was given as "ruck up".
> ???
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