Judge crooker came in the evening with ice-cream and a frosted cake.
They had become in the language of Judge crooker, "perfect Phyllistines!"
Judge crooker shook his head and his fist as he went out and expressed his view to Phyllis and her mother in the lobby.
Of course, "the fish had to be fed," as Judge crooker had once put it.
Again that afternoon he walked—or rather ran—to his mother; and, after consulting with her, joyfully accepted Mr. crooker's offer.
"The fruit of the vine of plenty," said Judge crooker, who had just come up the stairs.
crooker moved out and was soon hotly engaged with the enemy.
crooker and Mullett attacked the enemy's wagon train in flank.
Mrs. crooker had once said, "Mamie Bing has a passion for self-improvement."
Then, as the visitor departed, old Mr. crooker looked round and saw Bert.
early 13c., "hook-shaped instrument or weapon," from Old Norse krokr "hook, corner," cognate with Old High German kracho "hooked tool," of obscure origin but perhaps related to a widespread group of Germanic kr- words meaning "bent, hooked." Meaning "swindler" is American English, 1879, from crooked in figurative sense of "dishonest" (1708). Crook "dishonest trick" was in Middle English.
A habitual or professional criminal; a consistently dishonest person: The chief said, ''I'm not a crook'' (1870s+)
To steal: He crooked my socks (1940s+)