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Hooker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hooker (rugby) the player in the middle of the front row of the scrum who tries to capture the ball with the foot
    • n hooker a golfer whose shots typically curve left (for right-handed golfers)
    • n hooker a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
    • n Hooker English theologian (1554-1600)
    • n Hooker United States general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The way that prostitutes got the nickname "Hooker" was because of a general of the Civil War. General Hooker would keep a number of prostitutes to follow has army and keep his men's moral up. The prostitutes were referred to as "Hookers brigade."
    • Hooker (Naut) A Dutch vessel with two masts.
    • Hooker (Naut) A fishing boat with one mast, used on the coast of Ireland.
    • Hooker (Naut) A sailor's contemptuous term for any antiquated craft.
    • Hooker One who, or that which, hooks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hooker One who or that which hooks. Specifically — One who fishes with hook and line; also, a fishing-vessel engaged in fishing with the hook: distinguished from netter.
    • n hooker [Formerly hoker.] A thief; a filcher; a shoplifter.
    • n hooker A two-masted Dutch vessel; also, a small fishing-smack used on the Irish coasts.
    • n hooker [Sometimes used in contempt for any ill-conditioned or disorderly vessel.
    • n hooker See Amish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hooker he who, or that which, hooks
    • n Hooker hook′ėr a two-masted Dutch vessel, a small fishing-smack.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. hoeker.

Usage

In literature:

A similar case is described by Dr. Robb, in Sir W. Hooker's 'Journal of Botany,' 1841, vol.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
The Works of Mr. Richard Hooker.
"The True Life of Betty Ireland" by Anonymous
Meanwhile the wind is dropping fast, so we will get some more muslin upon the little hooker.
"The Pirate Slaver" by Harry Collingwood
Hooker had credit for the successful execution of his part of the programme.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
Hooker asserted the rule of law over the spiritual world.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
We'd just make a mess of the old hooker and have to clean her up again.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
They had so great a dread of it that Dr. Hooker could hardly persuade them to help him to cut it down.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
Hooker, General Joe, at Lookout Mountain, IV.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Parson Hooker left behind him L300 worth of books in an estate of L1,336.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
Such was the spirit and conduct of Lee when with half the numbers he assaulted Hooker, and afterward Grant, in the Wilderness.
"Reminiscences of a Rebel" by Wayland Fuller Dunaway
Meade had just succeeded Hooker in command of the army.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
The craft was not unlike an Irish "hooker;" her great beam showed that she was likely to carry her canvas well.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
You recollect the staff Jewell gave Hooker: that was a type.
"Loss and Gain" by John Henry Newman
Well, it cannot now be helped; the little hooker is gone, and there's an end of it.
"A Middy of the King" by Harry Collingwood
Hooker, Sir Joseph, on flora of St. Helena, 234.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)" by George John Romanes
The rebel works were captured, and with Hooker on their left flank and rear, and their centre broken, they were in a complete rout.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
HOOKER, JOHN, alias VOWELL.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Yet I could potter about an ancient hooker or a tramp steamer all day, when I wouldn't cross a quay to a great battleship.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
And I was wrong to do anything to encourage Hooker and Piatt to stay, and I am sorry.
"David Fleming's Forgiveness" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Even the judicious Hooker married.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
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In poetry:

"The folks ashore think life at sea's
All leaning on the rail
To smoke your pipe an' take your ease
An' watch the hooker sail."
"The Day's Work" by Cicely Fox Smith
"Let go aft" . . . and out she slides,
Pitching when she meets the tides . . .
She for whom our cruisers keep
Lordly vigil in the deep . . .
Sink or swim, lads, war or no,
Let the poor old hooker go!
"War Risks" by Cicely Fox Smith
South o' Cape Stiff, an' the last night o' the year,
In the hooker Maid o' Judah we'd hard an' scanty cheer:
With water to the fife-rail an' a wind that cuts you through
Out went the Old Year and in come the New.
"New Year" by Cicely Fox Smith
The bells of waiting Advent ring,
The Tortoise stove is lit again
And lamp-oil light across the night
Has caught the streaks of winter rain
In many a stained-glass window sheen
From Crimson Lake to Hookers Green.
"Christmas" by Sir John Betjeman
We'll sheet the mizzen-royals home and shimmer down the Bay,
The sea-line blue with billows, the land-line blurred and grey;
The bow-wash will be piling high and thrashing into spray,
As the hooker's fore-foot tramples down the swell.
"A Pier-Head Chorus" by John Masefield
'N' there was many a merry yarn of many a merry spree
Aboard the ships with royals set a-sailing on the sea,
Yarns of the hooker Spindrift, her as had the clipper-bow, &mdash
"There ain't no ships," says Bill to me, "like that there hooker now."
"A Night At Dago Tom's" by John Masefield

In news:

Olympic volleyball silver medalist and Southwest graduate Destinee Hooker 's jersey number was retired from the school's volleyball team during a ceremony at the school on Tuesday, Sept 4, 2012.
The United States volleyball player Destinee Hooker celebrates her team's Olympic semifinal victory over Korea.
Destinee Hooker carries US women to volleyball win.
Prostitution is legal in Colombia, but hiring hookers is forbidden for members of the US military.
Hooker 's block and a pair of spikes from Hodge made it 16-13 and the US pulled away in the second set.
Olympic women's volleyball team player Destinee Hooker, 24, has a unique story to share about her name.
That's why, with every spike Monday, Hooker 's value increased.
Holmes had posted online critiques of his liaisons with Tiffany and two other hookers, although one of them said she couldn't even remember him.
Ever-rising US volleyball star Destinee Hooker faces big match against Brazil.
1 in the world, jumped out to a 17-11 lead in the first set after one of Hooker 's seemingly effortless spikes, helping set the tone for the match.
'New Girl' Casts Niecy Nash as Thieving Hooker in Season 2 (Exclusive).
Movies First Pictures Appear of New Three-Hootered Hooker From Total Recall.
Destinee Hooker, the opposite of clothed.
Art Streiber for ESPN The MagazineDestinee Hooker was named the 2011 Express-News Sportswoman of the Year.
Accused Hot Dog Hooker Returns.
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In science:

Hooker, The Logico-Algebraic Approach to Quantum Mechanics.
How Random Is Quantum Randomness? An Experimental Approach
These are the estimates produced by several software packages, including the popular R package fda; see Ramsay, Hooker and Graves (2009).
Estimation and testing for spatially indexed curves with application to ionospheric and magnetic field trends
Ramsay, J., Hooker, G. and Graves, S. (2009).
Estimation and testing for spatially indexed curves with application to ionospheric and magnetic field trends
The second inequality was rediscovered for the special case of rhombi by Hooker and Protter [23, §5] and for all parallelograms by Hersch [22, formula (5)], again with different proofs.
Sums of Laplace eigenvalues - rotationally symmetric maximizers in the plane
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