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 for Crooking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crook \Crook\ (kr??k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crooked (kr??kt);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Crooking.] [OE. croken; cf. Sw. kr?ka, Dan.
     kr?ge. See Crook, n.]
     1. To turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve.
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              Crook the pregnant hinges of the knee. --Shak.
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     2. To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to
        misapply; to twist. [Archaic]
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              There is no one thing that crooks youth more than
              such unlawfull games.                 --Ascham.
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              What soever affairs pass such a man's hands, he
              crooketh them to his own ends.        --Bacon.
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