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Hook

1. In marketing, a tool that arouses interest in an advertisement or in a product.

2. Informal; to steal or defraud.
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He intended to hang it from the hook, dangling over the head of Tommy Brock, in order to make a sort of shower-bath, worked by a string, through the window.
There was a little jerk at the top of the supporting eaves, and a nasty slipping, grating sound which turned me cold with apprehension; then the hook caught and I was safe.
Manuel nudged Dan, who darted to the after-tackle, and, leaning far overside, slipped the hook into the stern-rope as Manuel made her fast forward.
I never had much time for sleeping," answered Hook, "and I shall have to be the late man to-night, anyhow.
Once the lone warrior caught an antagonist in the side with his hook, and drawing him close ran his sword through him.
We all wished, however, afterward that we had stopped at Penton Hook.
It is this, if we meet Hook in open fight, you must leave him to me.
As the other end of the clothesline was bound around the logs he could not get it away, and as he had greedily swallowed the gold hook at the first bite he could not get rid of that, either.
Clinging precariously to this new hold the jed slowly drew in the landing leather, down which he had clambered until he could grasp the hook at its end.
She had carried herself bravely right to the moment of the ordeal, but the sight of the four horses, ranged two and two opposing her, with the thing patent that she was to hold in her hands the hooks on the double-trees and form the link that connected the two spans which were to pull in opposite directions--at the sight of this her courage failed her and she shrank back, drooping and cowering, her face buried in her hands.
Ten fathoms--sixty feet--it was nothing to him, an old man, compared with the value of a hook and line.
It is barbless, and in place of the barb, the hook is filed long and tapering to a point as sharp as that of a needle.