from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small hook, or a hooked needle (often of bone), used in crochet work.
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- n. a needle with a hook on the end; used in crocheting
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I found scissors and thread, and needle-book with many needles in it, and crochet hook and emery, and thimble, and box, and yard measure and buttons, and pin-cushion.
She snapped her new fingers in annoyance, producing a loud and eminently satisfactory clack, then returned to one of the rooms that had been hers and rummaged through her odds-and-ends drawer until she found the big wooden crochet hook that she had sometimes plied before disease had deprived her of her fingers.
Then she picked up her crochet hook and her orange-and-brown granny square and said nothing more.