meat hooks

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n meat hooks large strong hand (as of a fighter) "wait till I get my hooks on him"
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Usage

In literature:

Then we baited some of the professor's hooks with the fresh meat and went a-fishing.
"Tom Sawyer Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The hooks come down upon the meat at every moment, but never take a visible mouthful from it.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
They each put a piece of meat on the hook.
"The Eskimo Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Butchers in long white aprons marked the meat with a stamp, carried it off, weighted it, and hung it up on hooks in the auction room.
"The Fat and the Thin" by Emile Zola
Just as I arrived with the line hooked and baited, the birds flew away to the north-east; our visions of fresh meat went with them.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
He prefers to pull the poor Crab to pieces with his strong arms, and then to pick up the crab-meat with the hooked beak.
"Within the Deep" by R. Cadwallader Smith
The meat hook has in the present day superseded the use of the Spit in middle class families.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Long-legs and Keskarrah had departed, to desire the Hook to collect as much meat as he could against our arrival at his lodge.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2" by John Franklin
It might as well have been a meat hook.
"Card Trick" by Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
And there were twelve shapes hanging from ropes and meat-hooks.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
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In poetry:

I drug out my quirt, 'case to me he looked tame,
Like a twenty-two pistol on a forty-five frame.
I got a deep seat and I froze to the cantle,
I jabbed in my meat-hooks clear up to the handle.
"The Ridge-Running Roan" by Curley Fletcher

In news:

With a butcher's hook and a boning knife in my hands, I regarded the bright-red expanse of raw meat.
Tom Mylan is the executive butcher and co-owner of the local, sustainable butcher shop The Meat Hook in Brooklyn, NY.
This is hooked up with a drive belt to the gearbox and motor from an ancient Maytag wringer washer and automatically rotates the spit while the meat is roasting .
Mark Bittman shares thoughts about how to eat less meat, while Tony and Julie Hook make aged cheddar cheeses.
A scene involving a meat hook is particularly brutal, though mostly blood-free.
In the mid-'50s, when pro football was just beginning to get its meat hooks into the psyche and pocketbooks of the American public, the rest of the NFL owners were putting the squeeze on the Green Bay Packers to move to Milwaukee.
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