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crook

Music a piece of tubing added to a brass instrument in order to obtain a lower harmonic series
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Force legend DS 'Supermac' Mackintosh (Roger Allam) orders the team to wrap up the case as quickly and quietly as possible, but while Gene, Ray (Dean Andrews) and Chris (Marshall Lancaster) think it's a simple matter of a cop gone crooked, Alex isn't so sure..
Force legend DS "Supermac" Mackintosh (Roger Allam) orders the team to wrap up the case as quickly and quietly as possible, but while Gene, Ray (Dean Andrews) and Chris (Marshall Lancaster) think it's a simple matter of a cop gone crooked, Alex isn't so sure..
So it is any wonder that the football world is scratching its head and searching for explanations as to why Keane's aim has suddenly gone crooked and his arrows are missing the board completely.