But I did a lot of stuff before “Gentleman,” so this song is sort of a mash-up of my previous 10 tracks and 10 Hooks.
The Hooks on the end of final strokes indicate a tenacious mind that holds on to ideas and opinions as tight as a snapping turtle.
Male water striders are clearly adapted for marathon sex: they have Hooks and barbs to keep them attached to females.
Once a month he attaches a device to his chest, clamps metal bracelets on his wrists, and Hooks the whole thing up to a telephone.
He also likes math and writing, having recently penned a story titled “Hooks.”
The day is coming when it will be found out that crammed erudition, got up for examinations, does not cast out any Hooks for more.
They had no Hooks until they got them from the whites.176 Weirs for fishing were built of stone.
If he took down the saw and the ax from their Hooks to inspect them, he put them back again where he had found them.
“There will be no difficulty in getting the Hooks,” said Harry.
When you start in the morning you snap your bit and reins to the Hooks.
Old English hoc "hook, angle," perhaps related to Old English haca "bolt," from Proto-Germanic *hokaz/*hakan- (cf. Old Frisian hok, Middle Dutch hoek, Dutch haak, German Haken "hook"), from PIE *keg- "hook, tooth" (cf. Russian kogot "claw"). For spelling, see hood (n.1).
Boxing sense of "short, swinging blow with the elbow bent" is from 1898. Figurative sense was in Middle English (see hooker). By hook or by crook (late 14c.) probably alludes to tools of professional thieves. Hook, line, and sinker "completely" is 1838, a metaphor from angling.