from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small hook for fastening a button on shoes or gloves.
- n. Football A pass pattern in which the receiver runs straight downfield and then turns abruptly back toward the line of scrimmage to catch the ball.
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- n. A hook used to pull thread through the holes of a button
- n. A play in which the receiver runs straight downfield, then turns back toward the line of scrimmage
As they reached the end of the line, they slowly filed past one or more PHS officers who, at a glance, surveyed them for a variety of serious and minor diseases and conditions, finally turning back their eyelids with their fingers or a buttonhook to check for trachoma.
My sister's cousin did pass along that she met some of Cassie's relations who came by to pick up the nickel, buttonhook and Lucky Strikes.
“There is that,” Sophie agreed, doing up the back of the dress with a clever little buttonhook.
He had always been intrigued by all types of locks and fasteners and hardware, practicing at home by opening the drawers, closets, and pantries of his house at will, using a small buttonhook.
And it's going to make a big right hand turn, a big buttonhook, if you used to play sideline or flag football, and that is not going to affect anyone.
His eyes reconcentrated themselves quickly on the buttonhook, and as if in apology James hurried on:
It was born as the most nimble, agile, fastest turning and burning aircraft ever made, the ultimate fighter airplane, famous for the buttonhook turn.
When it became clear he needed to brace one hand around her ankle in order to wield the buttonhook, he did so doggedly.
He started working again, the buttonhook moving steadily up the front of her shin while his other hand cradled the calf of her leg.
Feeling like Cinderella, Kady slipped her feet into ankle-high, cream-colored kidskin shoes that fit exactly, then used a buttonhook to fasten the little pearl buttons up the front.
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