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- n. Plural form of shook.
“When he came back aboard, he noticed that all 250 bundles of hoops and shooks had been made into barrels, filled with river water, and stowed.”
“Slave ships also stored stacks of hoops and “shooks” disassembled water casks, and large quantities of medicine and disinfectants.”
“After making his deal, he had the whiskey off-loaded, along with the 250 packets of shooks and hoops; these were assembled into hogsheads, filled with river water, and stowed in the hold.”
“After I put one coat on the fine fifth-barrels, then we'll work on those shooks while the barrels are drying.”
“About midmorning on threeday, as Kharl was planing white oak shooks into staves for Korlan's barrels, Aryl eased through the door of the cooperage.”
“Kharl took a deep breath and walked to the racks where the shooks were stacked, slowly taking down enough for a single red oak slack barrel.”
“He'd laid out the shooks, set up the planer, and shaped four of the shooks into rough staves when the door to the cooperage opened, and Tyrbel walked in.”
“Instead, he contented him self with working on the red oak shooks, first with the planer then spending time with the hollowing knife, including some time workine with Warrl, showing him some of the finer points of using the knife Just before noon, the door opened, and a short wiry figure with a ginger beard and wearing a brown overtunic stepped into the cooper age.”
“The cooper stepped back into his cooperage, counting the barrel shooks still in the high racks.”
“Warrl had long since gone to his lessons, and Charee had left with her stitchery for Fyona, and Jenevra had drifted into a dozing sleep by the time Kharl had finished turning the shooks into rough staves.”
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