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- n. Plural form of buttonhook.
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Twelve black buttonhooks, six on each side at the bottom, led to four pairs of eyes at the top.
And such things as buttonhooks and hairpins had a way of disappearing just when she was in the greatest hurry.
One young man made silver buttonhooks and a young lady sold them.
As he stood there, gazing into the middle distance, an individual of dishevelled aspect sidled up, a vagrant of almost the maximum seediness, from whose midriff there protruded a trayful of a strange welter of collar-studs, shoe-laces, rubber rings, buttonhooks, and dying roosters.
So many are the complexities that connoisseurs argue endlessly in a mysterious lingo over slotbacks, stunters and buttonhooks.
He created Z-outs, buttonhooks, hook-and-gos, and a whole catalog of moves and fakes.
Pinned with numbers from the Giulia ’s manifest, they’d filed past a line of health inspectors who’d looked in their eyes and ears, rubbed their scalps, and flipped their eyelids inside out with buttonhooks.