A hundred times in my boyhood days had I picked locks with a buttonhook
. Could I but reach that little bit of polished steel I might yet effect at least a temporary escape.
As he stood there, gazing into the middle distance, an individual of dishevelled aspect sidled up, a vagrant of almost the maximum seediness, from whose midriff there protruded a trayful of a strange welter of collar-studs, shoe-laces, rubber rings, buttonhooks, and dying roosters.
I'm not really keen on buttonhooks. And I don't want to hurt your feelings, but I think that squeaking bird of yours is about the beastliest thing I ever met.
Mark Johnston's runners are always feared at Hamilton and the unexposed CHARLES KINGSLEY (2,35) is open to plenty of progress in the Buttonhook
RARE GROOVE is fancied to top the charts in the Buttonhook
Handicap (2.35) at Hamilton tomorrow.
RARE GROOVE (2.35) can waltz to victory for in-form Jedd O'Keeffe in the valuable Buttonhook
Another variation is the folding buttonhook
, made in both steel and silver and in varying sizes.
Musical themed Above: Four novelty buttonhooks
Left: Saucy ladies' legs versions Right: An array of coloured enamelled handles THERE will be more buttonhooks
than usual at the summer Art and Antiques for Everyone fair at the NEC, Birmingham, with a display by The Buttonhook
Society showing hundreds of the quirky collectables.
SALE 11am of the Sale from 9am The earliest known reference to the buttonhook
was in 1611 when it was called a "Boutonneur: A Buttoner; or an instrument wherewith buttons are pulled through their o'er-strait holes." Although buttonhooks
were in existence through the 17th and 18th centuries among the upper classes, examples dating from before the industrial revolution are rare JEWELLERY, BOOKS, COLLECTABLES invaluable.com CLEARANCES Froncysyllte, 774567 com today.
Enjoy top-class racing action and look out for the highlight PS30,000 Totepool Tangerine Trees Conditions Stakes over six furlongs and the famous PS22,000 Totepool Buttonhook
We lived football, played touch football in the street ("buttonhook
behind the Chevy," as Johnny wrote in one of his first letters to me), tackle football--even in the snow--in my backyard or on the grassy boulevard dividing Long Beach's main street ("you ran like you had a rocket up your tochis," Billy remembered in a letter).
White Sox captain and catcher White presented them to him before the game, while Native American inmates gave a buttonhook
to Packer pitcher Chief Johnson, a Nebraska Winnebago tribe member.