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  • Several hundred devotees spear their cheeks with long, shiny steel rods – often a metre long – and pierce their chests and backs with small, hook-like needles in penance.

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  • The barbules have small hook-like processes called barbicels.

    Birdology

  • Verstehen is seeing a hook-like object and reflexively and instantaneously imagining that you could use it to catch fish, or seeing a sharp-edged object and imagining without any internal discourse or deliberation that “I could kill and eat food with that”.

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  • The ability of New Caledonian crows to make hook-like sticks which they use to winkle out food such as insect grubs is well-known.

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  • Verstehen is seeing a hook-like object and reflexively and instantaneously imagining that you could use it to catch fish, or seeing a sharp-edged object and imagining without any internal discourse or deliberation that “I could kill and eat food with that”.

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  • Sereno discovered in 1997, likely feasted mostly on fish because of its long, narrow snout and hook-like teeth.

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  • On most species there are small hook-like structures on each corner.

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  • Once we know that much, telling us about it in more detail instead of adding significant details that are actually new plot twists just makes it less hook-like.

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  • You'd need to make these issues clearer in in order to get this to be more hook-like.

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  • I like the premise, but it's not written in a hook-like style.

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