fishhook fishhook


  • (n) a sharp barbed hook for catching fish


  1. ON the last day of his quest, George McGovern hurtled across the country in a fishhook pattern: New York City, Philadelphia, Wichita, Kans.
  2. But they end up as a kind of emotional fishhook, snagged in the memory.
  3. Andrews golf course, perhaps the world's toughest, curls like a giant fishhook along the east Scottish coast, its fairways pocked by traps deep as bomb craters.


  1. Police: Fishhook arson suspect was upset about towed van

    SANTA CRUZ -- A 30-year-old woman accused of setting fires near the Fishhook on Thursday was upset because her van was towed from a nearby parking lot at the Elks Lodge that day.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

  2. Suspected arson fire burns 3 acres near Fishhook; 1 injured

    SANTA CRUZ -- A fire near the Fishhook that was visible in downtown Santa Cruz was contained about 4:05 p.m. Thursday, firefighters said.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

  3. Fire near Highway 17-Highway 1 fishhook ignites in Santa Cruz

    Wildfires ignited and spread near the Highway 17-Highway 1 fishhook in Santa Cruz Thursday afternoon and grabbed the attention of many motorists.  Four separate fires ignited within minutes of each other off Graham Hill Road above the two major highways around 3:20 p.m., investigators said. Witnesses called 911 dispatchers to report that a shirtless man was running around with a backpack on his ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KSBW Salinas


  1. "Basically there are three no-nos," Hoger said. "You can't stick your fingers in any orifices, like the eyes or ears. You can't fishhook a guy, meaning you can't put your hand in his mouth and rip through his cheek. And you can't attack the...
    on Oct 18, 2006 By: Sam Hoger Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. The movie contains what Hendrix calls "a moment of extreme fishhook penetration," and it was shortly after this part of the film that a critic emerged into the lobby, made a high-pitched gurgling noise, and passed out on the floor.
    on Jun 20, 2004 By: Jimi Hendrix Source: New Yorker

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