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Answer for the clue "A sharp curve or crook ", 8 letters:
crotchet

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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bracket \Brack"et\, n. [Cf. OF. braguette codpiece, F. brayette, Sp. bragueta, also a projecting mold in architecture; dim. fr. L. bracae breeches; cf. also, OF. bracon beam, prop, support; of unknown origin. Cf. Breeches .] (Arch.) An architectural member, ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (context music English) A musical note one beat long in 4/4 time. 2 A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook ( obsolete except in crochet hook ). 3 (context archaic English) a whim or a fancy 4 A forked support; a crotch. 5 (context military ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook [syn: hook ] a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note [syn: quarter note ] a strange attitude or habit [syn: oddity , queerness , quirk , quirkiness ] a small tool or hook-like ...

Usage examples of crotchet.

Shortly after, Miss Crotchet and Lady Clarinda, who had breakfasted by themselves, made their appearance at the same spot, hanging each on an arm of Lord Bossnowl, who very much preferred their company to that of the philosophers, though he would have preferred the company of the latter, or any company to his own.

The interchange of salutations between Lady Clarinda and the Captain was accompanied with an amiable confusion on both sides, in which the observant eyes of Miss Crotchet seemed to read the recollection of an affair of the heart.

The Captain took his portfolio under his right arm, his camp stool in his right hand, offered his left arm to Lady Clarinda, and followed at a reasonable distance behind Miss Crotchet and Lord Bossnowl, contriving, in the most natural manner possible, to drop more and more into the rear.

Crotchet would give his arm to Lady Clarinda, an arrangement with which the Captain could not interfere.

Miss Crotchet at the piano, Lady Clarinda at the harp, playing and occasionally singing, at the suggestion of Mr.

Miss Crotchet had become Lady Bossnowl, but Lady Clarinda had not yet changed her name to Crotchet.

He asked for greenbacks, and took them, saying the man in Mexico was a New-Englander, with a head full of crotchets, and preferred greenbacks to gold or drafts.

Margaret knew Ivor, his moods and crotchets, and this was just not like him.

Crotchet, in the act of accepting an invitation, for himself, and any friends who might be with him, to pass their Christmas Day at Chainmail Hall, after the fashion of the twelfth century.

The party which was assembled on Christmas Day in Chainmail Hall comprised all the guests of Crotchet Castle, some of Mr.

No man can claim to usurp more than a few cubic feet of the audibilities of a public room, or to put upon the company with the loud statement of his crotchets or personalities.

To everyone else, Henry presented the kayak as a hobby, a sportman’s hobby, and they bought this explanation the way they bought Henry himself, as a one-in-a-million fella with a talent for ballplaying and a caboodle of crotchets.

The Conforming United Wee Free Kirk had its crotchets in the area of reproductive rights.

Or do you forget that she, and she alone, could go against the compulsion that the Crotchets have set in our intelligence?

A common front, even with humans against the Crotchets, the evil traitorous spiny rogues.