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big hook

noun, Railroads Slang. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • We have festooned it full oft with a big hook and hempen line.

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

  • 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
  • Meanwhile Harry had passed the broad band under the mule, drawn it over its back, and attached the big hook to it.

    Six Months at the Cape R.M. Ballantyne
  • I saw his big hook nose sticking out of his fur cap between the horrible goggles, his body craning forward under the wings.

    Aliens William McFee
  • Then they manned the crane, by which a chain with a big hook to it was lowered into the hold, as if to fish for something.

    For Fortune and Glory Lewis Hough
  • 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
  • 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
  • She wouldnt even nod to him, but just go right to the big hook where the copy was.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • Rose had baited a big hook on a stout line, expecting to catch a shark I guess.

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