hooper

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hoop·er

 (ho͞o′pər, ho͝op′ər)
n.
A maker or repairer of barrels and tubs; a cooper.
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hooper

(ˈhuːpə)
n
(Crafts) a rare word for cooper
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Hooper, a gentlemanly person, of about thirty, though still a bachelor, was dressed with due clerical neatness, as if a careful wife had starched his band, and brushed the weekly dust from his Sunday's garb.
Hooper's face was behind that piece of crape," said the sexton.
Hooper into the meeting-house, and set all the congregation astir.
Hooper had the reputation of a good preacher, but not an energetic one: he strove to win his people heavenward by mild, persuasive influences, rather than to drive them thither by the thunders of the Word.
Hooper's eyes were so weakened by the midnight lamp, as to require a shade.
Hooper's intellects," observed her husband, the physician of the village.
Hooper had a placid cheerfulness for such occasions, which often excited a sympathetic smile where livelier merriment would have been thrown away.
The next day, the whole village of Milford talked of little else than Parson Hooper's black veil.
Hooper, "I, perhaps, like most other mortals, have sorrows dark enough to be typified by a black veil."
All you got to do is to trot up Hooper Street a block and maow -- and if I'm asleep, you throw some gravel at the window and that'll fetch me."
Grateley and Hooper, the solicitors in whose firm Ralph Denham was clerk, had their office in Lincoln's Inn Fields, and there Ralph Denham appeared every morning very punctually at ten o'clock.
I am sure Aunt Bute need not talk; she wants to marry Kate to young Hooper, the wine- merchant, and absolutely asked him to come to the Rectory for orders."