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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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A viable agri-industry for the South has been destroyed completely by greed and crookery.
I would suggest this crookery be placed before the World Court in the Hague but, given that they have shown themselves typically hostile to and prejudiced against the Jewish nation in the best historical traditions of the European nations, I suppose it would be useless.
The book is packed with marvellous asides that add colour to an already kaleidoscopic cavalcade of crass credulousness, court drama and crookery.
Theatrical releases with Chinese subtitled prints in Singapore on Aug 9 and Hong Kong on Aug 16 will potentially make their crookery easier still.
Any half-decent governing body would have launched a proper inquiry into such dark and dirty corners and called in the police if, or more likely when, crookery was exposed.
If the row goes to court the ousted director will have his say, too, about the incompetence and crookery of those who fired him.