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crook

Music a piece of tubing added to a brass instrument in order to obtain a lower harmonic series

crook

1. The warp of a board edge from a straight line drawn between the two ends; also called edgebend or spring.
2. A piece of timber so warped; a knee.
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Sometimes a price looks so wrong that you have to step in even though your natural defence mechanism is telling you to beware crookedness and incompetence.
Certainly, if you are a punter who factors in the possibility of any form of crookedness, skulduggery or predetermination into your calculations when assessing an event, you are likely to be a bad one.
Depending on your opinion, this was either barefaced crookedness or spectacular incompetence.
Evidently, the potential advantages (in terms of lumber volume and value yields) of curve sawing over conventional sawing increase inversely with input log diameter and directly with sweep severity or crookedness.
the leaders in drawing attention to those cases of possible crookedness that have since been brought to light.
Even in the days when men were men, boys were chimney sweeps and the training of racehorses was cloaked in mystery, intrigue and not a little crookedness, no-one managed to win them all.
Lucky for me, the next morning saw me tee off with resident professional, Cyrille, who immediately pointed out a huge crookedness in my stance, which improved my score from the previous day by 10 shots.
Their hands were strengthened by every form of excess, every sin, every peccadillo, and together this welter of malfeasance encouraged the thought that there ought to be a law against wildcatting and irresponsible boosting, against lewd movies, against drunkenness, disrespectful music, depraved morality, and by extension against the crookedness and lasciviousness of the midways and the barbarity of a stampede.
Like this loving husband, the Holy Spirit, whose presence we celebrate today, shapes its power to our crookedness so that we can be worthy witnesses of God's love and the good news of salvation to all humankind.
Think about how many people you know who have had the wisdom teeth out, teeth removed because of crowding or crookedness, overlapping or just being out of alignment.