hook on


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On the hook - If someone is on the hook, they are responsible for something.


In literature:

In the book before this one I've told you about Bunny catching the turtle on a bent pin hook with a piece of rag for bait.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While" by Laura Lee Hope
The lobster can was produced, and wriggling worms fixed on the hooks.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
His little place, with the door ajar on a long hook, was always full of tobacco smoke.
"The Nigger Of The "Narcissus" A Tale Of The Forecastle" by Joseph Conrad
When it was ready, she took her seat opposite Cronk, and Lem dragged a chair to the table by the aid of the hook on his arm.
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White
In a couple of hours more she was outside of Sandy Hook, and on the broad ocean.
"On The Blockade" by Oliver Optic
One hook on each side of the cord.
"The Tiger of Mysore" by G. A. Henty
The rest of the nation were with the Hook on the lower part of the Copper-Mine River.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2" by John Franklin
You even could hook on teams and drag it in the road behind you.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
One machine consists of a pair of discs fitted on an axle, these discs carry strong hooks on which the hanks are placed.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
The boy walked quickly toward the house, took the milk pails from the hooks on the porch and went into the barn.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various

In poetry:

A ring, with a red jewel,
Is sparkling on her hand;
Upon the hook she binds it,
And flings it from the land.
"A Northern Legend" by William Cullen Bryant
Wife and children all are there,
To revive with pleasant looks,
Table ready set, and chair,
Supper hanging on the hooks.
"The Wood-Cutter's Night Song" by John Clare
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
"We're dead beat," said both, "but we've got to go on,"
And on they rode both, looking very woebegone;
Then Henry Hook put all thought of cooking out of his mind,
For he was surrounded with danger on every side he did find.
"The Hero of Rorke's Drift" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then away to the Camp he ran, with his mind all in a shiver,
Shouting, "The force is cut up, sir, on the other side of the river!"
Which caused the officer in command with fear to quiver,
When Henry Hook the news to him did deliver.
"The Hero of Rorke's Drift" by William Topaz McGonagall
On they came, a countless host of savages with a rush,
But the gallant little band soon did their courage crush,
But the cool man Henry Hook at his post began to fire,
And in a short time those maddened brutes were forced to retire.
"The Hero of Rorke's Drift" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Why should taxpayers be on the hook for lawmakers' legal fees.
Jamie Dimon's Whale May Have JPM On The Hook For $9 Billion.
Nasdaq May Be on the Hook for Facebook Trading Glitches.
Taxpayers on the Hook as Interest Rate Cut Drives Tuition Up.
Taxpayers on the hook for Nixon's helicopter tours of disaster areas.
Taxpayers are on the hook for Governor Jay Nixon's helicopter rides over disaster areas, to the tune of $117,000.
State officials say North Carolina government should be on the hook for roughly $20 million this fiscal year for its share of costs to respond to Hurricane Irene.
BP " On The Hook " for Gulf Oil Crisis.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said that the environmental impact of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be "catastrophic" and stressed that oil company BP is " on the hook " for any damages.
Ban on Feet-Nibbling Fish Leaves Nail Salons on the Hook .
Who's on the hook this time.
Michigan taxpayers may be on the hook.
The pike pole , or hook, comes in a variety of sizes and styles and should be used, based on your needs.
It is something we find in the bathroom, but according to "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science the plunger isn't just for unclogging the toilet.
The Hook is the biggest staging area for greater snow geese on the east coast.

In science:

Recall that a rim hook of a diagram λ is, by definition, a skew diagram λ/µ which is connected and lies on the rim of λ.
SL(2) and z-measures
Rim hooks of a diagram λ are in the following 1-1 correspondence with the squares of λ: given a square (cid:3) ∈ λ, the corresponding rim hook consists of all squares on the rim of λ which are (weakly) to the right of and below (cid:3).
SL(2) and z-measures
Now XAHn is defined as the closure of the image space of all angles and hooks on n distinct points.
Limits of Voronoi Diagrams
One can think of this hook as a hook on scale, as pi , pj and pk are separated at the same level.
Limits of Voronoi Diagrams
We store information on the geometry of three distinct points in hooks, see Figure 7.3.
Limits of Voronoi Diagrams