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  • n. Alternative form of hooker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as hooker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, an obsolete form of hooker.

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Examples

  • But the root lies deep, and the stalk above it is very brittle, and "when the little 'howker' breaks the white shank he at once desists from his attempt to reach the root, for he believes that it will elude his search by sinking deeper and deeper into the ground" (Johnston).

    The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare

  • We had a two-time Super Bowl winning coach and a pro-bowl quarterback. howker wrote: Take away the glove games after the dislocated finger and the ankle injury and Orton would have been well over 4,000 yards for the season.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • It is only because his name is Orton and you are predisposed to dislike him that you think otherwise. howker wrote: I presented facts, something that I saw none of in your statement.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • His rating went from 59.7 to 79.6 to 86.8. howker wrote: I presented facts, something that I saw none of in your statement.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • A game with the playoffs on the line? howker wrote: Anybody who can find an online statistics site can read (if literate) that he is substantially better every year when he is a starter than he was in his previous starting season.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • He doesn't make mistakes except against that power house KC he threw 2 TD 's to Derrick Johnson --- he plays for them not us. how absolutely pathetic to boast that orton now has his average pass completion boosted to 7 whole yards. howker wrote: His rating went from 59.7 to 79.6 to 86.8.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Until Orton has a season that is not better than his previous season, which, again, will not happen this year, there is no factual basis for believing that he has reached his limit. howker wrote: douglasatchison wrote:

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Re: Article Discussion: Bowlen says Brandon Marshall might be ba howker wrote: Of course, you don't want to rip the defense or the rushing game; you want to blame it all on Orton. howker wrote: [which is better than Brady, Manning, Roethlisberger and Warner, this issue is way down the list of Broncos 'problems.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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  • "Howker, a Dutch vessel, commonly navigated with two masts; viz. a main and a mizen-mast, and being from sixty to two hundred tons burden. It is also the name of a fishing-boat, used on the southern coasts of Ireland, and carrying only one mast."
    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 199

    October 14, 2008

  • "...there were occasions when Jack was tempted to ask his way of the many fishermen, English and Dutch, who haunted those perilous banks in their shallow-draught doggers, schuyts, busses, howkers, and even bugalets, and who made his progress all the more uneasy by lying across his hawse until the last possible minute or suddenly looming out of the darkness without a single light so that he had to throw all aback."
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Surgeon's Mate, 285

    February 9, 2008