hooks

Definitions

  • Using the Block-Plane and Bench-Hook
    Using the Block-Plane and Bench-Hook
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hooks large strong hand (as of a fighter) "wait till I get my hooks on him"
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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

Quotations

  • Ovid
    Ovid
    “Let your hook always be cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish.”
  • Ovid
    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
    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
    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.”

Idioms

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

In literature:

If they'd gone on treatin' ye decent ye'd likely come out all right o' yer own hook.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
Tom grabbed him as best he could, hooking onto his belt.
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
I got her old pot hooks too.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
There is no sitting on a mossy stone and watching a worm guilefully struggling to attract a fish to the hooks.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
This neck is called Sandy Hook, and its curve encloses a pretty little bay, known as the Cove.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
But the harpoon line half hooked about the neck and seemed to confuse the creature.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
The interior of the revolving drum is fitted with hooks or fingers, whose action is to keep the material open.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Unless you think I'd hook the rolltop or pinch the letterpress, you'd better leave me sittin' on the lid.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Dangerous men, these Sir Johns, with their hooked noses and their lyric eyes!
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
The interior of the revolving drum is fitted with hooks or fingers, whose action is to keep the material open.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
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In poetry:

From the rude Dock my skirt had swept
A fringe of clinging burrs so green;
Like them our hearts still closer crept,
And hook'd a thousand holds unseen.
"Dolly" by Robert Bloomfield
With spears, from stone or iv'ry, wrought,
Or hooks, ingenious made of bone,
He stores from out the waters brought,
Nor look'd for forest gifts, alone.
"The Indian" by Thomas Frederick Young
The roll of drums and the bugle's wailing
Vex the air of our vales-no more;
The spear is beaten to hooks of pruning,
The share is the sword the soldier wore!
"Revisited" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And I can bless thee too for every smart,
For every disappointment, ache, and fear;
For every hook thou fixest in my heart,
For every burning cord that draws me near.
"Shall The Dead Praise Thee?" by George MacDonald
Whene'er thou goest from thy room, beware,
Lest thou shou'dst fall into some latent snare;
For Satan ever seeks, to hook thee in,
And tempt thee to commit some mortal sin.
"A Warning To Guard, Whilst It Is Yet Day, Against The Assaults Of The World, The Flesh, And The Devi" by Rees Prichard
The blackthorns down along the brook
With wounds yellow as crocuses
Where yesterday the labourer's hook
Had sliced them cleanly; and the breeze
That hinted all and nothing spoke.
"I Never Saw that Land Before" by Edward Thomas

In news:

Sacramento Kings' Isaiah Thomas, left, hooks the arm of J.J.
If you've ever hooked an Energizer Duo NiMH battery charger up to the USB port of your PC, your computer might be infected with a Trojan horse.
Chef Barton Seaver, Hook, Washington, DC.
You may be off the hook.
If we're able to watch, our phone may be off the hook.
OK, I'll admit to being hooked on the blow-by-blow Twitter coverage from NFC West organized team activities.
Getting Bluefin Tuna Off the Hook.
Back to The HooK front page NEWSBIZ- Week market: Boarding house offers option.
Proprietor of the Hook'em and Book'em Fugitive Recovery company, founded in 2000, Thacker said his WGNO position is an opportunity to spotlight bounty-hunting work.
Braid 's lack of stretch allows for consistent hook-sets.
Published March 9, 2006 in issue 0510 of the HooK.
We own a 25-foot 2000 Coachmen Catalina Lite trailer and leave it hooked to a shore line to keep the batteries charged.
One of the top reasons people decline to hook up to their local rural water district -- already having good water from a private well -- has dried up for some area residents.
It's VIP at Mickey D's time and I hung out today at McDonald's on Ballenger HWY, hooking the first 20 people up with free value meals.
Larry Hooks, brother to Reginald Hooks, will be a guest at the 11 am service.
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In science:

In our case, for the T-shaped fat-hook, we do not use QQ-relations to get Bethe equations, because we do not assume anything about the functional form of the Q-functions.
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
So, this is the expectation for the AdS/CFT as well. 2We call these shift operators ”right shift operators”, because they change the indices k and m, which are the coordinates of the corner point on the right hand side of the T-shaped fat-hook.
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
Figure 6: Undressing paths for a T-shaped fat-hook of type (K ′ , M ′ ) ⊙ (K, M ).
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
This fact accounts for a possible GL(K |M )⊗GL(K ′ |M ′ ) symmetry4 behind the T-system defined on a T-shaped fat-hook of type (K ′ , M ′ ) ⊙ (K, M ).
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
In this case the distinguished vertical symmetry axis of the T-shaped fat-hook is a vertical line starting from the origin.
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
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