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big hook

noun, Railroads Slang.
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  • Tim satisfied himself that the story was not on the big hook; then he went over to the proofreaders corner.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • We have festooned it full oft with a big hook and hempen line.

  • He came in at our place one evening with a big hook and line from 'down east'—the kind of tackle used in salt water.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • We baited a big hook, and pulled him in with the donkey engine.

  • Mrs. Martin knew where there was a big hook which could be screwed in over one of the windows.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • We put out a big hook with a piece of blubber on it, to try if we could catch one of the thieves, but it was of no use.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • I was using a big hook half embedded near the tail of the flying-fish and the leader ran through the bait.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • Rose had baited a big hook on a stout line, expecting to catch a shark I guess.

  • She went straight to the big hook where the days copy hung and began thumbing through it.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • Perhaps the fishermen caught the shark on a big hook and line, and want to get it into the boat to bring it to shore.

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