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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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A THE first device - known then as the clasp locker or hookless fastener - was invented by American Whitcomb Judson in the early 1890s.
More problematic still is the fact that the songs are hookless, almost indistinguishable dirges, resulting in a work with limited cult appeal rather than a bona fide hit.
Customized colors are possible, as is a hookless zone.
More than 30 fishermen cast their hookless lines into the river near Langholm, in the Borders, yesterday in a symbolic gesture of defiance.
Darling) shows something of himself never before seen, his right hand stub, hookless before being harnessed.
CHF Industries introduced its patented Hookless grommet-top design in curtains for the first time.
The effort is more loving than ironic, virtually hookless in comparison to his best stuff, and in spite of some high-falutin' poetry, it's surprisingly unintellectual and suggestive of almost-convincing self-loathing (``It's so easy to laugh at yourself when all those jokes have already been written'').
They relied on these flashy hookless lures to attract fish so that they could spear them through the ice.