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crook


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crook  \Crook\  (kr??k),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crooked}  (kr??kt); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crooking}.]  [OE.  croken;  cf  Sw  kr?ka,  Dan. 
  kr?ge.  See  Crook,  n.] 
  1.  To  turn  from  a  straight  line  to  bend;  to  curve. 
 
  Crook  the  pregnant  hinges  of  the  knee.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  turn  from  the  path  of  rectitude;  to  pervert;  to 
  misapply;  to  twist.  [Archaic] 
 
  There  is  no  one  thing  that  crooks  youth  more  than 
  such  unlawfull  games.  --Ascham. 
 
  What  soever  affairs  pass  such  a  man's  hands,  he 
  crooketh  them  to  his  own  ends  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crook  \Crook\  (kr[oo^]k),  n.  [OE.  crok;  akin  to  Icel.  kr[onac]kr 
  hook,  bend,  SW  krok,  Dan.  krog,  OD  krooke  or  cf  Gael. 
  crocan  crook,  hook,  W.  crwca  crooked.  Cf  {Crosier}, 
  {Crotchet},  {Crutch},  {Encroach}.] 
  1.  A  bend,  turn,  or  curve;  curvature;  flexure. 
 
  Through  lanes,  and  crooks,  and  darkness.  --Phaer. 
 
  2.  Any  implement  having  a  bent  or  crooked  end  Especially: 
  a  The  staff  used  by  a  shepherd,  the  hook  of  which  serves 
  to  hold  a  runaway  sheep. 
  b  A  bishop's  staff  of  office.  Cf  {Pastoral  staff}. 
 
  He  left  his  crook,  he  left  his  flocks.  --Prior. 
 
  3.  A  pothook.  ``As  black  as  the  crook.''  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  4.  An  artifice;  trick;  tricky  device;  subterfuge. 
 
  For  all  yuor  brags,  hooks,  and  crooks.  --Cranmer. 
 
  5.  (Mus.)  A  small  tube,  usually  curved,  applied  to  a  trumpet, 
  horn,  etc.,  to  change  its  pitch  or  key. 
 
  6.  A  person  given  to  fraudulent  practices;  an  accomplice  of 
  thieves,  forgers,  etc  [Cant,  U.S.] 
 
  {By  hook  or  by  crook},  in  some  way  or  other  by  fair  means  or 
  foul. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crook  \Crook\,  v.  i. 
  To  bend;  to  curve;  to  wind;  to  have  a  curvature.  ``  The  port 
  .  .  .  crooketh  like  a  bow.''  --Phaer. 
 
  Their  shoes  and  pattens  are  snouted,  and  piked  more 
  than  a  finger  long,  crooking  upwards.  --Camden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crook 
  n  1:  someone  who  has  committed  (or  been  legally  convicted  of)  a 
  crime  [syn:  {criminal},  {felon},  {outlaw},  {malefactor}] 
  2:  a  circular  segment  of  a  curve:  "a  bend  in  the  road";  "a 
  crook  in  the  path"  [syn:  {bend},  {turn}] 
  3:  a  long  staff  with  one  end  being  hook  shaped  [syn:  {shepard's 
  crook}] 
  v  :  bend  or  cause  to  bend  [syn:  {curve}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Crook,  CO  (town,  FIPS  18640) 
  Location:  40.85833  N,  102.80108  W 
  Population  (1990):  148  (71  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  80726 




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