from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shaped in the form of a hook


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  • "It's like a smiley face, with one eye," he said, describing the red, hook-shaped marks.

    Charlie Davies on the bear hug, the Stanky Leg, Georgetown and Raclette

  • For more than a decade, Ponta dos Ganchos has been the area's only five-star lodging, located across Dolphin Bay from the island on a rocky, hook-shaped point that inspires its name.

    Have It Your Way

  • As we left, a yellow-breasted kiskadee set off from the cannon, ascending in a great arc over the water, soaring high above the hook-shaped archipelago of the Great Sound toward the distant outline of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, the beat of her wings thankfully undisturbed by the sound of gunfire.

    Losing Oneself in Bermuda

  • This guy had a large hook-shaped nose and he was thin, according to the statement.

    Wild Scene as Suspect Is Arraigned

  • She knew she would have a baby girl, Anna, who would have the same hook-shaped birthmark on her forehead.

    Off Island (novel excerpt)

  • Do you see this l-shaped or hook-shaped recovery where we never really get back to where it was before?

    CNN Transcript May 9, 2009

  • You toss them around with hook-shaped sticks which in this case Yusupha got from the bush and burnt before bending them like little Japanese habachi chefs.

    In case you're interested...

  • Hamza has been reviled by Britain's raucous tabloid press for his lurid anti-American diatribes and for his physical handicaps, which include a severely-injured eye and hook-shaped prosthetic hands which he was fitted with after supposedly being injured in an explosion in Afghanistan.

    Terror Watch: A Legal Counterattack

  • On the other, I keep wooden (and sometimes plastic hook-shaped) cable needles, two little handpainted needle cases (one large enough for tapestry and seaming-up needles and the other small for little sharp needles), and a tiny zippered plastic bag with stitch and row markers.

    My Notions Bag

  • One is a cypress with a hook-shaped root, representing the male, and the other is a cherry whose trunk is forked, representing the female.

    2005 February » Japundit Blog


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