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  • adj. That plays hooky


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  • Mixing film with live performance, the show sends two hooky-playing children into the Ruff Endz Estate, where an evil landlord enslaves them until they can bring him various enchanted objects, like “an iPod as white as milk.”

    London Theater Journal: You Scream, They Jump Higher at “Into the Hoods” - ArtsBeat Blog -

  • Don't Let Dick Cheney of Mike Bloomberg Hear About This: Noel Mason (an Australian bureaucrat who wants to curry hooky-playing by rounding up the kids and working them hard picking up trash all day).

    Gerald Bracey: Rotten Apples in Education Awards for 2007

  • She first appears as the waitress in an off-the-A3 greasy spoon, who serves coffee to a pair of hooky-playing collegiates played by McDowell in his first screen role and David Hood.

    Remembering the "If...." Girl

  • Making the trip in the middle of the day added a lovely hooky-playing frisson.

    The Beach House

  • Much of Joyce's own life at CBS was generically that of a big-time managing editor: the constant shuffling of people from job to job, the state visits to foreign bureaus, the high-level hooky-playing at London clothiers and choice fly-fishing streams.

    Anchors Away

  • Her duties included captaining the reservations desk, orchestrating time slots and table configurations, making up work schedules, assigning sections, finding replacements for ill or hooky-playing employees, receiving deliveries, ascertaining that tables were set correctly, that ice bins were full and the bar stocked, and generally overseeing service.

    Skinny Legs and All

  • Muldoon's duty consisted mostly of preventing loitering and hooky-playing, and keeping an eye on the shops that fronted the street on the ground floor of some of the buildings.

    The Lunatic Fringe

  • If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you'd miss the complete Ferris Bueller-inspired Honda commercial that will air during the Super Bowl on Sunday. which was teased last week with a 10-second clip, before sources confirmed that it was a coming commercial for Honda -- features Matthew Broderick as himself, embracing the hooky-playing traits he displayed as the titular truant in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

    The Full Feed from

  • HONDA Almost any advertiser could have enticed Matthew Broderick to re-enact his role as the hooky-playing fun-lover in "Ferris Beuller's Day Off."

    NYT > Home Page

  • Some hooky-playing hockey players won't be in the lineup tomorrow.

    BallHype - Top Sports News, Videos, and Blogs


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