Hame (ain) is the French form of the Italian Amo, meaning “fishhook.”
Indians use the spines for fish-hooks, hence a common name, fishhook Cactus, and the celebrated cactus candy is made from it.
No normal boy goes abroad on any day, save Sunday, without a fishhook and line in his pocket.
They were armed with swords of an odd pattern; their points curved up so that the blade resembled a fishhook.
Proceeding on, we came next to fishhook bay, where there is a poor village, having a small whaling establishment.
"I know what you mean, Mr Gerrard, but——" she bent her head, and began to tie on a fishhook to the line she was carrying.
The Bishop amused himself and Coley by saying, as he hung a fishhook on this man's nose-hook, 'Naso suspendis adunco.'
The word means a fishhook, and the promontory looks something like one.
You havent any fishhook, observed the little girl; and you cant catch any fish lessen you have a hook.
It's a good sight easier to git a fishhook in 'n 'tis to git it out.