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  • n  an aggressive and violent young criminal
  • n  a protective covering that is part of a plant
  • n  (slang) a neighborhood
  • n  a tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera
  • n  (falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head
  • n  metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes
  • n  the folding roof of a carriage
  • n  a headdress that protects the head and face
  • n  protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
    there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars
  • n  (zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal
  • v  cover with a hood
    The bandits were hooded

  • The investigators wrote that the officer said that "normally at the end of a mission he would throw used hoods out .
  • The investigators wrote that the officer said that normally at the end of a mission he would throw used hood(s) out .
  • Great Britain's bumbling auto industry was so slow getting out of the garage that the House of Commons took a look under the hood.
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  • Barack Obama in BBC News
    Mr Obama added: "We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing. But what we do know is that our thoughts are with every single one of the men and women who were injured at Fort Hood."
  • Ron Artest in The Associated Press
    Well, first of all I want to thank everybody in my hood,Artest said in an ABC interview right after the game. "I definitely want to thank my doctors ...... my psychiatrist, she really helped me relax a lot."
  • Robert Gates in Wall Street Journal
    The shootings at Fort Hood raise a number of troubling questions that demand complete but prompt answers,Mr. Gates told reporters. "All that is left for us to do is everything in our power to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the...

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