Hook it


  • A wrought-iron trammel used for hanging a pot from a fireplace crane. The adjustable hook made it possible to raise or lower the pot
    A wrought-iron trammel used for hanging a pot from a fireplace crane. The adjustable hook made it possible to raise or lower the pot
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hook it (slang) to decamp, make off
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  • Ovid
    “Let your hook always be cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish.”
  • Ovid
    “Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.”
  • Ovid
    “Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Opportunity is ever worth expecting; let your hook be ever hanging ready, the fish will be in the pool where you least imagine it to be.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hóc; Dut. haak, Ger. haken.


In literature:

He slipped it into a bag, caught up the lantern with his hook, and left the scow.
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White
It was close enough to the assault boat to haul it in with grappling hooks.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Then Mike prepared to go out and hook on to it and tow it in.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Better hook it to his weight belt, with a tube to his face mask.
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
I hooked it one dark night, and never thought I'd see him ag'in.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3" by Various
The hook was baited and with a triumphant flourish Henry swung it toward the stream.
"The Young Trailers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Or had a housemaid found it, and restored it to a numbered hook in the office?
"One Wonderful Night" by Louis Tracy
He hooked it through all Rufus's clothes, and took a piece of his skin.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
The little fellow raised the umbrella, and hooked the crook in the end of it over the whistle cord.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
The hook, which was but slightly caught in the side of its mouth, tore out.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens

In poetry:

With timely Care I'll sow my little Field,
And plant my Orchard with it's Master's Hand,
Nor blush to spread the Hay, the Hook to wield,
Or range my Sheaves along the sunny Land.
"Elegy XIII" by James Hammond
What in his angling did he catch?
Well worth the time it was to watch
How bream and tench he took.
Men thronged upon the banks and gazed;
At bream and tench they looked amazed,
The triumphs of his hook.
"A Wife Bemoans Her Husband's Absence" by Confucius
And yonder on the hooks hangs that same old trusty gun,
And above it--I am sorry they're so few--
Hang the black and braided trophies yet that I and Mollie won
In that same old bloody battle with the Sioux.
"The Pioneer" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Then into the hospital the savages forced their way,
And in a moment they set fire to it without dismay,
Then Henry Hook flew" to assist the patients in the ward,
And the fighting there was fearful and hard.
"The Hero of Rorke's Drift" by William Topaz McGonagall
"It is n't hard one's hook to bait,
And, squatting down, to watch and wait,
To see the cork go under;
At last suppose you've got your bite,
You twitch away with all your might,--
You've hooked an eel, by thunder!"
"A Poem Served To Order" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oh, yes, I've touched the shepherd's hut for sugar, tea, and flour;
And a tender bit of mutton I always could devour.
I went up to a station, and there I got a job;
Plunged in the store, and hooked it, with a very tidy lob.
"The Murrumbidgee Shearer" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

AP File Photo Former Rep Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich, made a selfish decision by resigning - and now taxpayers will be on the hook for it.
Though Friday was Day Two at the Tennessee festival, it marked the moment when Bonnaroo officially went off the hook.
Bait Up Yer ' Hook, It's Open Season For Trout, Walleye and 'Catch & Release' Bass.
Xenoceratops (meaning " alien horned-face") had massive spikes at the top of its head, two hooks jutting from its forehead, and a ruffled shield around its neck.
It will hook you up to one of its antennas placed in New York City, allowing you to watch local stations from anywhere.
Blues conversion could get it off the hook in antitrust lawsuits.
It uses hook-and-loop material to clean up clutter by allowing the user to bundle cords without disconnecting them from their plugs and connection points.
It was a thrillingly original project by a talented debut author, and I was hooked from page one.
The Federal Reserve finally opted for a little transparency with some of the trillions it's put us on the hook for to bail out the financial industry.
One child was carried from Sandy Hook Elementary School by a police officer, and the child appeared to have been wounded, the town's weekly newspaper, the Newtown Bee, said on its website.
The wagon moves and turns just like an authentic 19th-century wagon, but it won't be hooked up to horses or carry any passengers.
The search was called off at 1:41 pm Toward the end of the search, Troy Loining, commanding officer of the Sandy Hook station, called it "very strange" all that effort turned up nothing.
On today's show, Sharon Zukin explains how gentrification happens and how it has changed some New York neighborhoods, from Harlem to Red Hook.
My wife Lori is hooked on it and will not miss a Wednesday night episode.
Waiting for "Superman" is a tour de force, hooking you from the second it starts, and hanging on long after the credits roll.

In science:

For a box in the i-th row and j -th column of a Young diagram Y (λ), we define its hook length hook(i, j ) to be the number of boxes that are in the same row to the right of it or in the same column below it plus one.
Property Testing of Quantum Measurements
Then it holds: (1) Let θ = ⌊E , D |C ⌉ ∈ Φ be a hook at E and C a vertex of ϑ ∈ Φ.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
Namely, it is interpreted as existence of the vertex CE ∈ S (Φ), the common center of all connectives and hooks rooted at E .
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
Then we complete the so-obtained tee-family by adding to it all possible new connectives, hooks and casings.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
It implies that θ is a rooted at Ei hook and hence belong to Stl .
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons