"Hunk" <vs> "chunk"

panzerfaust0

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mandarin
Hello. I have two questions regarding the two words, "hunk" and "chunk", which to me are very similar and therefore, confusing. First, context:

Context 1: He pushed flavored lamb around his plate with a hunk of bread.

Context 2: His muscular back glistened with perspiration as he swung the ax, expertly splitting a chunk of wood.

My questions:

1. What are the differences between "chunk" and "hunk"?
2. Which one of them is bigger?

Thanks.
 
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