• Using the Block-Plane and Bench-Hook
    Using the Block-Plane and Bench-Hook
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hooked addicted to a drug
    • adj hooked curved down like an eagle's beak
    • adj hooked having or resembling a hook (especially in the ability to grasp and hold); "hooklike thorns"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Bench-Hook Bench-Hook
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...
A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle fragments, spout, colander fragments, and pot hooks A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle...
Mr. Laurence hooked up a big fish Mr. Laurence hooked up a big fish
Hooked Seeds Hooked Seeds
Berberis Darwinii, Hook Berberis Darwinii, Hook
Ceanothus Veitchianus, Hook Ceanothus Veitchianus, Hook
Spiræa Douglasi, Hook Spiræa Douglasi, Hook

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1902, the coat hanger was invented Albert Parkhouse who was frustrated at the lack of hooks available to hang up his coat at work. His company thought it was a good idea and patented the invention and unfortunately, Parkhouse never received any money for his idea
    • Hooked Having the form of a hook; curvated; as, the hooked bill of a bird.
    • Hooked Provided with a hook or hooks. "The hooked chariot."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Among primitive people the soul normally is said to escape through the mouth or nose. In the Celebes, when a person is very sick, his friends will often attach fish hooks in certain places. If the soul tries to escape, it gets hooked.
    • hooked Bent like a hook; hook-shaped.
    • hooked Having a hook or hooks; furnished with hooks: as, a hooked stick; a hooked chariot (one having sharp hooks projecting outward for offensive purposes, as used in ancient war).
    • hooked A chisel with the end bent at an angle, used in marble-cutting where the square chisel cannot conveniently be employed.
    • hooked A tool similar to a scorper, used in wood-turning.
    • hooked A bent knife for paring hoofs.
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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.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Without grace beauty is an unabated hook.”
  • Ovid
    “Always have your hook baited, in the pool you least think, 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.”


By hook or by crook - If you are prepared to do something by hook or by crook, you are willing to do anything, good or bad, to reach your goal.
Hook, line, and sinker - If somebody accepts or believes something hook, line, and sinker, they accept it completely.
Hooked - You're hooked when you're obsessed with or addicted to something.
Off the hook - If someone is off the hook, they have avoided punishment or criticism for something they have done.
On the hook - If someone is on the hook, they are responsible for something.
Sling your hook - This is used as a way of telling someone to leave or go away.


In literature:

They hung to a centre log by iron hooks, and were about twelve feet from the ground and about as far distant from each other.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
In our house there was a large fireplace with crane hooks, to cook on.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Then he stops a cross hook with his jaw and is jarred some.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
Plain hook tool 38 31.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
He still held the boat-hook in his hand, with which he could fasten to me if I made any movement.
"Breaking Away" by Oliver Optic
The thin and wasted skeleton of a hand-saw hung upon a hook.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
This is done with a wire hook called a sley-hook or reed-hook.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
The Union army lay along an elevation some three miles in length, resembling a fish-hook in shape.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Frenulum hook: in the males of frenate Lepidoptera, a hook or fold into which the frenulum is fitted.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
On each side of the room rows of black hooks were set into the walls.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers

In poetry:

Above thy mantel is a hook,--
A portrait once was there;
It was thine only ornament,--
Alas! that hook is bare.
"To A Portrait Of "A Gentleman"" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Our pastoral captain, skilled to crook
The spear into the pruning hook,
The simple, kindly man,
Lincoln, American.
"Lincoln" by John Vance Cheney
Awm wond'rin what aw sed or did,
Or what aw left undone:
'At made thi hook it, an' get wed,
To one tha used to shun.
"Latter Wit" by John Hartley
At this the Father rais'd his hook
And snapp'd a faggot-band;
He plied his work, and Lucy took
The lantern in her hand.
"Lucy Gray [or Solitude]" by William Wordsworth
Ho! green fields and running brooks!
Knotted strings and fishing-hooks
Of the truant, stealing down
Weedy backways of the town.
"Green Fields And Running Brooks" by James Whitcomb Riley
These were the days to angler dear,
When, with his hook and line,
He brought his treasures from the brook,
So splendid and so fine.
"Catching Speckled Trout" by Thomas Frederick Young

In news:

She of course did not want to take it off the hook by herself .
Back to The HooK front page PHOTOPHILE- It's Showtime.
Published June 24, 2004, in issue 0325 of The Hook.
Seven Ways it Can Hook Your Customers.
Staying on a bull can hook you for life — but break all your bones too.
It's time to find those helpful little scouts and have them hook you up with the seasonal deliciousness that is probably one or two too many boxes of cookies.
A year later, most viewers still can't hook up Longhorn Network.
Published November 10, 2005 in issue 0445 of the Hook.
Dr Hook cracks a joke or two, but he's a renowned physician with an interesting website, drjohnhong.com.
I found KTXT one morning at 2 am due to a floor mate and I was hooked again.
Back to The HooK front page THE FEARLESS CONSUMER- Markup madness: Boston taxes still chafe .
Published April 3, 2003 in issue #0213 of The Hook.
Two "amigos" go fishing with just a line and hook.
I don't mind criticism of the Occupy movement except when it is based on misrepresentations of the sort in the essay on the last page of the December 8 Hook.
Food Distribution Begins in Red Hook.

In science:

The maximal hook-length k(µ) is at least equal to the width w and to the height h of the bounding rectangle of µ.
Random sampling of plane partitions
For k ≥ 1, denote by M(k) the family of multisets in M with maximal hook-length equal to k , and denote by M (k) (x) the series of M(k) .
Random sampling of plane partitions
For k ≥ 1, define a k-pointed multiset as a multiset µ ∈ M where a non-zero entry at hook-length k is marked in the diagram of µ.
Random sampling of plane partitions
Another involution principle-free bijective proof of Stanley’s hook-content formula. J.
Random sampling of plane partitions
Stoyanovskii. A direct bijective proof of the hook-length formula.
Random sampling of plane partitions