"De Hook" (was: "rush the can")

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Mon Jun 18 16:57:46 UTC 2001

I have the feeling I've heard "de Hook" and am supposed to know what it
means, but if I did know, I've forgotten.  Does it refer to a particular
area of NYC originally known, in Dutch colonial days, as "de Hoek" (the
corner)?  Or is it something else entirely?

Peter Mc.

--On Monday, June 18, 2001 11:26 AM -0500 Gerald Cohen <gcohen at UMR.EDU>

> there was no man on 'de Hook' who could rush it oftener or drink
> deeper or fight hard then he."

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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