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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hulking.
 
A great hulking fellow. A great overgrown one. A hulk is a big, lubberly fellow, applied to Falstaff by Shakespeare. It means the body of an old ship. (See above.)   1
        The monster sausage brought in on Christmas day was called a haulkin or haukin.
 


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