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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hand-tool resembling a cotton-hook, used in handling heavy freight.
  • n. A cant-hook used in pressing down the covers of boxes so that they can be nailed or screwed.
  • n. Gripping-irons used in hoisting heavy boxes or bales.

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