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  • There are lots of fishermen with lots of dogs or cats, so I must not be the only one of have dealt with a fish-hook disaster.

    Hooks in Household Pets

  • Every night as dusk descends on the thin, fish-hook shaped collection of atolls that make up Bermuda's western elbow, the oldest cast-iron lighthouse in the world flickers into life.

    Losing Oneself in Bermuda

  • I haven't seen a pearl-shell fish-hook in years, but I swear that Kalakaua accumulated ten thousand of them, to say nothing of human jaw-bone fish-hooks, and feather cloaks, and capes and helmets, and stone adzes, and poi-pounders of phallic design.

    SHIN-BONES

  • You fella boy catch 'm one fella pig, put' m kai-kai belong him along big fella fish-hook.

    Chapter 22

  • He says a fish-hook test might not have triggered the skid that caused the editors to issue their "don't buy" warning.

    Why Toyota Rolled Over for Its SUVs

  • But when I had rubbed them away I rose up, curiosity like a fish-hook through my gut, and saw the comma was alone on the terrace.

    Hilary Mantel Comma

  • A British anti-smoking public service campaign featuring human beings with a fish-hook piercing their lips is creating quite a stir in England, and honestly, I can understand why… the ads are really graphic!

    IN ODDER NEWS… | Best Week Ever

  • I squirmed like a worm impaled on a fish-hook, making small urgent noises that he interpreted correctly, rolling me onto my face and proceeding to leave me in no doubt that I was not merely alive and awake, but functioning.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • She took a long swig, mocking me with an eye like a velvet fish-hook.

    Flashman on the March

  • We would start off; some time after rounding the railway station, we came into a country road which soon became as familiar to me as the roads round Combray, from the bend where, like a fish-hook, it was baited with charming orchards, to the turning at which we left it, with tilled fields upon either side.

    Within a Budding Grove

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