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Synonyms for hooks

large strong hand (as of a fighter)

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We could see him quite plainly, gaffing the sturgeon and throwing them into the boat while his companion ran the line and cleared the hooks as he dropped them back into the water.
Scores of the murderous-looking hooks flashed into sight as we cleared the anchor, and we had just started to run along the line to the end where we could begin to lift it, when a sharp thud in the boat startled us.
Evidently "muckle" could not be the dinner-horn, so Harvey passed over the maul, and Dan scientifically stunned the fish before he pulled it inboard, and wrenched out the hook with the short wooden stick he called a "gob-stick." Then Harvey felt a tug, and pulled up zealously.
The hook had fouled among a bunch of strawberries, red on one side and white on the other - perfect reproductions of the land fruit, except that there were no leaves, and the stem was all pipy and slimy.
Each of the men driving the harnessed spans lifted up the double- trees so that the girl could grasp the hooks. She tried to take hold, but broke down again.
Take hold the double-trees, and at the same moment slip down the hooks and connect.--Now!"
The other sword was of about the same length as the hooked instrument, and somewhere between that of my long-sword and my short-sword.
As the white-furred one approached, the six grasped their swords more firmly--the hooked instrument in the left hand, the straight sword in the right, while above the left wrist the small shield was held rigid upon a metal bracelet.
Clinging precariously to this new hold the jed slowly drew in the landing leather, down which he had clambered until he could grasp the hook at its end.
Expecting momentarily to be dashed to destruction he presently found himself deposited gently upon the soft, ochre moss of a dead sea-bottom, bodily no worse off for his harrowing adventure than in the possession of a slight swelling upon his forehead where the metal hook had struck him.
"I never had much time for sleeping," answered Hook, "and I shall have to be the late man to-night, anyhow.
"Not the sort of line I use," answered Hook, with satisfaction.
Then indeed Michael began to cry, and even John could speak in gulps only, for they knew Hook's reputation.
"He has an iron hook instead of a right hand, and he claws with it."
We all wished, however, afterward that we had stopped at Penton Hook. Three or four miles up stream is a trifle, early in the morning, but it is a weary pull at the end of a long day.