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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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But I don't see what that's got to do with the crook," pursued the secretary, with his relentless eyes boring deeper and deeper into mine.
Well, well," observed Crook, airily, "don't let's quarrel.
I'm all for making a policeman into sausages," said John Crook.
That's true," admitted Crook, nodding eagerly and walking about.
Crook shall be clown; he's a journalist and knows all the oldest jokes.
Uncle is too absurd," cried Ruby to Crook, round whose shoulders she had seriously placed a string of sausages.
The pantomime was utterly chaotic, yet not contemptible; there ran through it a rage of improvisation which came chiefly from Crook the clown.
Craig Crooks, 32, smashed Julie Webster's head on a kitchen worktop as she held one of their two children in her arms.
Among those working on the stage is stage manager Tim Crooks, a Vietnam War veteran and former ``roadie'' for a band.
The claims are located in the Great Divide Basin - Crooks Gap area that encompasses approximately 3,500 square miles in south-central Wyoming.
North East Ambulance Service paramedic Sharon Cooke, 35, is appearing before a Health Professions Council (HPC) committee facing allegations regarding her care of Wilfred Crooks.
Gary Crooks served two sentences for drugs-related violent attacks, biting off one of his victim's ears.