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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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Proposition 77 ought to have those alarms ringing off the hook.
Our phones have been ringing off the hook," says Diana Calderon, Heart's Desire CEO.
Finley's line drive through the left side of a drawn-in infield scored Jeff DaVanon with the winning run and got reliever Scot Shields off the hook.
If the safe harbor provisions stay in the bill, the producers of these contaminants will be off the hook for future clean up costs, forcing communities across the country to pay potentially billions of dollars to restore their water supplies," said ACWA Executive Director Steve Hall.
Phones were ringing off the hook before the much-anticipated eatery even opened its doors last week, said Mark Damico, managing partner for the Woodland Hills location.
The ruling removes unnecessary barriers that hamper law enforcement and it closes a legal loophole that would have permitted those responsible for the planning of terrorist activities off the hook if the planned activities are stopped before they occur.
It is critical that the Supreme Court overturn this lower court decision that essentially cripples law enforcement by permitting those responsible for the planning of terrorist activities off the hook if the planned activities are stopped before they occur.
As long as they take that thing off the hook when I'm done catching it, I'm fine.