Phrases with "hooks"

Jules Verne The jerks attracted the attention of the gallinaceae, and they attacked the hooks with their beaks. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

The dragon has a hook in his hand, and thrusting this up from under St. Michael, he hooks it on to the edge of the scale with the woman in it, and drags her down. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Arthur Machen But most of the farming people breakfasted on rashers of bacon, cooked by being hung on hooks before the fire in a Dutch oven. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Everything gleamed and shone; china, candlesticks of beaten brass, an old spit with many hooks and a dripping-pan. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

This is due to the extremities of the branches close to the little hooks being extremely sensitive to a touch from the thinnest object, which they consequently curl round and clasp. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Nathaniel Hawthorne On festal nights, moreover, a hundred lamps had often gleamed afar over the valley, suspended from the iron hooks that were ranged for the purpose beneath the battlements and every window. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

It was the signal agreed on between him and Diana. He threw his ladder up to the balcony, it had six hooks to it, and was sure to fasten itself somewhere. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Ralph Waldo Emerson In politics and in war, they hold together as by hooks of steel. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It swept the line of hooks from which the keys were hanging, slowly and deliberately. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Arthur Morrison You went for me, an’ chased me, but you stuck your hooks in the quids right enough. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Evidently she was little accustomed to perform her own toilet; and the buttons, strings, hooks and eyes, offered difficulties which she encountered with a perseverance good to witness. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Things have been snapping inside me for four months like little hooks on a dress, and it’s about to come off when a few more hooks go. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thomas Hardy When it was quite cleared he took a chisel, and with it began to withdraw the hooks and shoulder-nails holding the cupboard to the wall. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

With these barbless hooks the bait was not impaled, but strapped on with shreds of bark. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

E. Phillips Oppenheim Suddenly, however, there was a rattle of hooks as the curtains were drawn apart. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

All I was thinking of was the green pool and the carp and the gang with their hooks and lines and bread paste. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Hoped to goodness the jolly old beggar had not gone off the hooks meantime. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Guy de Maupassant He bought some number fifteen hooks for gudgeon, number twelve for bream, and with his number seven he expected to fill his basket with carp. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Guy de Maupassant He would let the cork follow the current to the end of the line, jerk the hooks out of the water, make them describe a large circle in the air and throw them out again a little higher up. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

In the males of the Diplopoda, the legs belonging either to one of the anterior or of the posterior segments of the body are modified into prehensile hooks which serve to secure the female. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Two stakes with hooks at the top were cut from the forest and stuck into the ground; then a long stick was passed through the animal in lieu of a spit, and placed on the hooks. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

H. G. Wells The wings of these flyers had bat-like hooks forward, by which they were to cling to their antagonist’s gas-chambers while boarding him. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Before the tendril is mature, the terminal branchlets cohere, and the hooks are curled closely inwards. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Richard Burton Two hooks on the western wall, hung jealously high up, hold a pair of pistols with handsome crimson cords and tassels, and half a dozen cherry-stick pipes. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Ralph Waldo Emerson The whole creation is made of hooks and eyes, of bitumen, of sticking-plaster, and whether your community is made in Jerusalem or in California, of saints or of wreckers, it coheres in a perfect ball. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Mark Twain Each would bring hooks and lines, and such provision as he could steal in the most dark and mysterious way — as became outlaws. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Rafael Sabatini Yet it seemed to inspire no fear in Fenzileh, that congenital shrew whose tongue not even the threat of rods or hooks could silence. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

H. G. Wells Then I had to look down at the unstable hooks to which I clung. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Watkin Tench They would gladly prolong it until the following day; but the canoe wants repair, the fish-gig must be barbed afresh, new lines must be twisted, and new hooks chopped out. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Walter Scott Now, my cattle are of a peculiar stock, brought from the rich pastures of Flanders, and I desire to have them restored ere your axes and Welsh hooks be busy with their hides. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

George Meredith In this case, they spoil both pictures: and that scene down there rather hooks me; though I prefer the Dachstein in the wane of the afterglow. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Andrew Lang For we see many anglers (as witness Richard Franck aforesaid) who are angry men, and myself, when I get my hooks entangled at every cast in a tree, have come nigh to swear prophane. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

Robert Green Ingersoll People are hung up on hooks by their tongues, and devils are lashing them. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

Arnold Bennett There were two hooks behind the door, a strip of carpet by the bed, and some cheap ornaments on the iron mantelpiece. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

He is so clever, he could soon learn to write with his left, and perhaps hooks don’t hurt after the first. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Arthur Conan Doyle From the heavy wooden rafters which formed the roof there hung rows of hooks which held up sides of bacon, joints of smoked beef, and strings of onions for winter use. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

They have no sheep, but a few camels; and, by way of boats, they use catamarans composed of two palm-trunks: their home-made hooks resemble the schoolboy’s crooked pin. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

From what can be ascertained at this late date, pearl shell hooks were very sure and killing, but seem to have been used principally for smaller fish — whiting, perch, bream, flathead, etc. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

By this definition, spines, hooks and rootlets, all of which are used for climbing, are excluded. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

The Dunk Island examples have a resemblance to one of the forms of pearl-shell hooks used by the Tahitians in Captain Cook’s day. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Watkin Tench To the women are committed the fishing-lines, hooks and nets. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

George Gissing In taking the position indicated, he noticed that three very large iron hooks had been driven firmly into the floor, in a triangular shape. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Anatole France M. d’Anquetil with Jahel took the upstairs room, where the bacon and the onions were suspended on hooks driven into the ceiling. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Sir Henry, all yeomanry red and gold, was having the bursting hooks and eyes at his throat altered in his wife’s room. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

It is not strange, then, that some of my pearl shell hooks are as lustrous and sharp to-day as when the careless maker mislaid them in the sand for me to find half a century later. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Robert Louis Stevenson The doors, besides, could be drawn close: they were of stout oak, and ran in grooves, and were fitted with hooks to keep them either shut or open, as the need arose. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton We’re going to have an art guild next year: buy your old masters for you, and all you got to do is to drive the hooks into your parlour wall and invite the neighbours. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Anthony Trollope When old Golightly is off the hooks altogether, another will be chosen, and Undy talks of putting in my name as that of a family friend; so you’ll have everything to assist you. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

The glass balls, raised right up to the ceiling, hung there on hooks in a cloud of smoke, and gleamed with a blue light. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Rudyard Kipling There wasn’t anything could hold me, when I’d got my hooks into it, after that experience. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Still these young women sometimes go off the hooks in an unexpected way, and he may come into the reversion. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Brass hooks on the walls and slender bonnet-stands on the tables, garnished with gowns and mantles and head-gear and fal-lals; wide pier-glasses; sofas and chairs covered with chintz. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

The altars of the goddess of our ancient faith must be served, and served too by others than the stolid and soulless things that are but as pegs and hooks whereon to hang the fillet and the robe. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Edith Wharton When she reached home there was a purchaser in the shop, turning over hooks and eyes under Evelina’s absent-minded supervision. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Sinclair Lewis Trunks were in the corners, and the wardrobe was a row of hooks behind a calico curtain. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

After a few more days the hooks were converted into whitish, irregular balls, rather above the 0. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin