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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 Scots hooker Ross Ford threw crookedly at a lineout deep in the 22 at a key moment in 62 minutes and with that so too was match.
Dent one badly enough, and it will fail to fire when you press the trigger--or be seated crookedly and bind on chambering.
Many of the half-timbered Tudor and Jacobean buildings still stand, albeit a little crookedly.
Then he took a metal spatula and tapped on my tooth, the one with the excruciating pain, and looked at me, and I smiled crookedly and said happily, "No fain.
I see a pair of knees vying with the pushy space beneath a table and not really cohering with the body above the table, I see an obdurate, slightly sullen, crookedly individualized face.
The resulting novel winds through its path as crookedly as the letters of its title, and arrives at a nicely achieved ending.
a half-inch out from the wall swing a little crookedly, have a faulty
Expose yourself to imperfection: let the towels hang crookedly or serve dinner a half hour later than planned.
The cover is slightly too small for the text block: the paper sticks out beyond the cover at the head, fore-edge and tail, and the boards were cut crookedly.
If staking is done in a timely fashion, before stems develop crookedly, new growth will grow up through "boxes" and be supported as they grow.
This moment happens in Anne-Marie Turza's poem "Levin, in love," which appears in this issue of Arc, "his fingers slipping among the pewter buttons, fastening them crookedly.