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[cf. HOOK v. and Scots HOOKER a reaper, one who wields a sickle CSD] n. a man who collects sponges from the sea floor: 1928 A hooker . . .[must] peer from the bow of such a boat through a glass-bottomed bucket and hook a sponge with the aid of a pole (Curry 65). And the hooker haddy had his share (Bleu.). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-10-23 17:45
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
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