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hooker

1
1. a commercial fishing boat using hooks and lines instead of nets
2. a sailing boat of the west of Ireland formerly used for cargo and now for pleasure sailing and racing

hooker

2
Rugby the central forward in the front row of a scrum whose main job is to hook the ball

Hooker

1. John Lee. 1917--2001, US blues singer and guitarist
2. Sir Joseph Dalton. 1817--1911, British botanist; director of Kew Gardens (1865--85)
3. Richard. 1554--1600, British theologian, who influenced Anglican theology with The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (1593--97)
4. Sir William Jackson. 1785--1865, British botanist; first director of Kew Gardens: father of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

hooker

[′hu̇k·ər]
(mining engineering)
A worker who detaches empty downcoming buckets and hook-loads buckets or cans onto the hoisting rope.
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In the 2016 Currie Cup qualification the hooker was in prolific try-scoring form, with five in just nine appearances.
2 joined the Madejski Stadium club from Championship club Rotherham last summer, but has since found his opportunities limited behind former England hooker David Paice and Gerard Ellis.
Woodward urged England coach Stuart Lancaster to raise the matter and demand Rugby World Cup chiefs to enforce each of the 20 countries competing in the tournament have three specialist hookers in their squad(s).
Ronald Campbell Gunn (1808-1881) was a prominent figure in early Tasmania, holding many important public appointments, is now better known for his contributions to Australian botany (Blackwood 2012); he sent many specimens to Sir William Hooker (1785-1865) before and after his 1841 appointment as director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, England, and to his son and successor Dr Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911).
This is the first arrangement of its nature for LJ Hooker in Thailand where they are not yet represented by offices on the ground.
Scotland and British Lions hooker Ross Ford helped a huge amount, assuring me the throwing and scrummaging skills can be learned quickly.
Wales international hooker Huw Bennett (centre) pictured with the RGC U18s hookers at a training session in Eirias Park
I certainly wouldn't be playing in the front row as a hooker if you did.
In total, he made 222 appearances for the Knights and in 2004 he became the first hooker to win the coveted Dally M Medal as the NRL's outstanding player.
While Priklopil passed Natascha off as a student helper or allowed strangers to think she was his girlfriend, Colleen was explained away to people by her captor Cameron Hooker as a babysitter for his two daughters.
Hooker is the only woman to serve three times in the role of NDTA's "First Lady".
The Blues hope to have Craig Morgan, Ben Evans and Jamie Robinson available from the Wales squad, while Llanelli are set to name hooker Robin McBryde on the bench.