What do Western novelists mean by “light a shuck?” The phrase means to depart in haste for another location

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What do Western novelists mean by “light a shuck?”

Michael J. Graves

Belen, New Mexico

The phrase means to depart in haste for another location, especially in the dead of night. It is derived from the use of corn shucks as convenient torches for lighting the way home.

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