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hook

(huk),
1. An instrument curved or bent near its tip, used for fixation of a part or traction.
2. ☆ official atlternate term for hamulus
[A.S. hōk]

hook

(hook)
1. a long, thin, curved instrument for traction or holding.
2. something with that shape.

palate hook  one for raising the palate in posterior rhinoscopy.
Tyrrell's hook  a slender hook used in eye surgery.

hook

(huk)
1. An instrument curved or bent near its tip, used for fixation of a part or traction.
2. Synonym(s): hamulus.
[A.S. hōk]

hook

(huk)
1. An instrument curved or bent near its tip, used for fixation of a part or traction.
2. Synonym(s): hamulus.
[A.S. hōk]

hook

1. metal instrument turned backwards on itself at one end.
2. the aggressive upward thrusting action of a cattle beast with its horns.

hook bone
tuber coxae.
obstetric hook
ovariectomy hook
see spay hook (below).
spay hook
a small 6 inch blunt-pointed hook for exteriorizing a uterine horn during a spay operation in a cat or dog. See also covault spay hook and snook hook.
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John Edmondson and his faithful lurcher Sammy (below right) had been inseparable for 12 years, until the pet swallowed a discarded fish hook (above), now John is appealing to all anglers to be careful how they dispose of their equipment' Pictures: STACEY ROBERTS
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Another popular carving, the matau, or fish hook, is said to be good luck for fishermen heading off to sea.
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An enthusiastic response met the question, so the counselor reached into his pack and pulled out some monofilament line and fish hooks.
With nothing taboo, people are dispatched with fish hooks, pliers and even bear traps.
The ceramic stones are grooved to permit sharpening of your fish hooks and other pointed items, too.