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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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Though not in essence a mystery or a thriller, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter possesses surprising twists and turns as Franklin reveals more background and history slowly, almost quietly.
Although crooked logs are usually used for boards or small-size squared timber, developing an increased demand for the use of crooked logs in the production of structural wood/lumber should overcome the problem described above.
However, if a crooked nose is influenced by a proximally deflected dorsal septum, it is necessary to treat this portion of the septum directly in order to achieve a correction.
The Scotch pine I had grown up around were crooked because of the seeds they grew from.
Blue'' (Brian Dennehy) in ``The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron.
Her front teeth were crooked and her canines, or pointed teeth, protruded from her gums.
Pavement, "Range Life," on Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, 1994
Secondary manufacturers who incur increased costs due to overlength lumber or decreased yield due to crooked lumber need to look for these differences in their own lumber supply and learn how they reduce their mill's processing efficiency and yield.
He crooked the no-run-up rail just seconds before his run had officially started, so when he went to do it again he got broke.
The Crooked River Brewing Company of Cleveland, OH, has announced the introduction of a new low-calorie light beer.
The crooked partners in the law firm where Patrick used to work are of the opinion that part of the money belongs to them.
RiverCamps on Crooked Creek, located in Western Bay County, is entitled for up to 450 home sites on approximately 1,500 acres of former timberland and features views of West Bay, the Intracoastal Waterway and Crooked Creek.