Crooked whisky, whisky on which the payment of duty has been fraudulently evaded. [Slang, U.S.] Barlett.

(Crook"ed*ly), adv. In a curved or crooked manner; in a perverse or untoward manner.

(Crook"ed*ness), n. The condition or quality of being crooked; hence, deformity of body or of mind; deviation from moral rectitude; perverseness.

(Crook"en) v. t. To make crooked. [Obs.]

Crookes tube
(Crookes" tube`) (Phys.) A vacuum tube in which the exhaustion is carried to a very high degree, with the production of a distinct class of effects; — so called from W. Crookes who introduced it.

(Croon) v. i. [OE. croinen, cf. D. kreunen to moan. &radic24.]

1. To make a continuous hollow moan, as cattle do when in pain. [Scot.] Jamieson.

2. To hum or sing in a low tone; to murmur softly.

Here an old grandmother was crooning over a sick child, and rocking it to and fro.

(Croon), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crooned (kr&oomacnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Crooning.]

1. To turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve.

Crook the pregnant hinges of the knee.

2. To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist. [Archaic]

There is no one thing that crooks youth more than such unlawfull games.

What soever affairs pass such a man's hands, he crooketh them to his own ends.

(Crook), v. i. To bend; to curve; to wind; to have a curvature. " The port . . . crooketh like a bow." Phaer.

Their shoes and pattens are snouted, and piked more than a finger long, crooking upwards.

(Crook"back`) n. A crooked back; one who has a crooked or deformed back; a hunchback.

(Crook"back`), a. Hunched. Shak.

(Crook"bill`) n. (Zoöl) A New Zealand plover (Anarhynchus frontalis), remarkable for having the end of the beak abruptly bent to the right.

(Crook"ed) a.

1. Characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning; bent; twisted; deformed. "Crooked paths." Locke.

he is deformed, crooked, old, and sere.

2. Not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted from the right.

They are a perverse and crooked generation.
Deut. xxxii. 5.

3. False; dishonest; fraudulent; as, crooked dealings.

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