from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nose with a pronounced curve, suggesting the beak of a hawk; an aquiline nose.


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  • He can lay down some funky meter "hook-nose, bagel-eating, lox-eating ..." - and the possibility exists that his less ironic listeners will mistake riff for reality, and act on it.

    The Threat Of Tribalism

  • (He calls Jews "hook-nose, bagel-eating ... just crawled out from the caves and hills of Europe.")

    Fascism's Second Spring

  • Here he was saluted by a brother-prisoner, a man seemingly turned of thirty, tall and thin, with staring eyes, a hook-nose, and a face covered with pimples.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • Aram Baksh came forward, walking softly, a portly man, with a black beard that swept his breast, a jutting hook-nose, and small black eyes which were never still.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • In it were two men -- of medium size, dressed quietly, with nothing about them to attract attention, save that the driver had a hook-nose, and the other was bald, as the removal of his hat, an instant, showed.

    In Her Own Right

  • "I reckon old hook-nose didn't care to wait any longer," he growled sourly.

    Mr. Trunnell, Mate of the Ship "Pirate"

  • He stuck his eye-glasses over his hook-nose, and stooped down, being nearsighted.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863

  • And this was the work of the little old man, with his hook-nose and his old uniforms covered with snuff, who said very funny but very unpleasant things about his neighbours, and who played the scandalous game of eighteenth century diplomacy without any regard for the truth, provided he could gain something by his lies.

    The Story of Mankind

  • I shall never forget the hook-nose, lank, lean and hungry look of General Sherman, reminding me of Julius Caesar's description of Cassius.

    Reminiscences of a soldier of the Orphan brigade,

  • Troth brother, 'tis a world of change methinks, this same fierce, cursing, hook-nose rogue a noble knight and to-day my lord Duke!

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn


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