Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of buttonhook.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Twelve black buttonhooks, six on each side at the bottom, led to four pairs of eyes at the top.

    Beloved

  • And such things as buttonhooks and hairpins had a way of disappearing just when she was in the greatest hurry.

    Green Valley

  • One young man made silver buttonhooks and a young lady sold them.

    Russell H. Conwell

  • 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.

    Uneasy Money

  • So many are the complexities that connoisseurs argue endlessly in a mysterious lingo over slotbacks, stunters and buttonhooks.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • He created Z-outs, buttonhooks, hook-and-gos, and a whole catalog of moves and fakes.

    Acme Packing Company

  • 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.

    Middlesex

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