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an unexcused absence

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failure to attend (especially school)

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NOW IN ITS THIRD YEAR, THE BUSINESS CHOICE READERS' ROLL ASKS VOTERS TO WEIGH IN ON 74 CATEGORIES, RANGING FROM LAW FIRMS TO IT SERVICES TO FITNESS CLUBS TO THE ANNUAL FAVORITE, "BEST PLACE TO FLAY HOOKY." SOME CATEGORIES ARE ESSENTIAL TO BUSINESS, OTHERS HAVE MORE TO DO WITH REJUVENATION FOR WORK THAT LIES AHEAD.
Of course, Hooky had to make an appearance for Blue Monday, while a ramped-up finale of Black Box's Ride On Time, Alison Limerick's Where Love Lives and the same stellar climax as last time, You Got The Love, by The Source featuring Candi Staton, made sure there were ear-to-ear grins all around the Hydro on faces reflecting on rave memories 20 years old.
Meanwhile, one in four (25%) parents surveyed admitted to having "played hooky" in the past, by telling a school their child was ill or making another excuse so they could take them on holiday during term time, when cheaper deals were available.
Now their version, called Hooky Mat, based on the old mining tradition of making mats, has been caught on camera for the rest of us to see.
NEW ORDER - Music Complete THERE'S a school of thought which says that Music Complete, New Order's ninth album proper, isn't actually a New Order album at all following the departure of Peter "Hooky" Hook, but one listen proves Hooky needs New Order more than it needs him.
It says that following the departure of Peter "Hooky" Hook, who provided the strident bass central to the group's music, the group should not have continued under their name.
There will also be a magician and juggler, Jo Jingles storytellers, Ellington Colliery Band, the St George's Players, a handson demonstrations of medieval tile making, proggy and hooky mat making courtesy of Woodhorn Matters, face painting and alpacas and guide dogs.
The tracks are "I Want Dessert", "Bubbles In My Bath", "Goo On My Shoe", "Little Red Car", "That's Who I Am", "Don't Eat the Mailman, Doggie", "MCT Theme Song", "Hooky", "Alligator", "Watermelon Felon", "Spill the Beans", "Hey, Dolly", "Giraffin'", "Robby Dobby", and "I Like Toys".
JUST IN CASE any children read this column--peeking, as kids inevitably will, at Mom's or Dad's seductive copy of SUCCESS--allow me to start with a disclaimer: I in no way endorse playing hooky. It's a terrible, awful, dangerous idea.
The fall out between Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook is well documented with Hooky forming The Light about five years ago, initially to perform Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures album live at the Factory club in Manchester (we were there back in May 2010 and later saw their performance of Closer at The Lowry), while Bernard reunited with Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert to take New Order across the globe (we've seen them too a few years back in Manchester and last summer at Jodrell Bank.) Like having two young children - what you do for one, I felt compelled to do for the other.
Huffy has distilled that promise in a single word: hooky, a term that doesn't mean skipping school as much as it means the chance to ditch your responsibilities, go for a ride and be cool.
Draught Bass, Hook Norton Hooky Bitter, Purity Mad Goose and guest ales.
The policy can keep an infection from spreading and limit medical costs, but it also lowers productivity, especially when employees intent on playing hooky abuse it.
We sometimes played hooky together to ride in Reagan Garrett's speedboat at the lake.