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    Smile snook

    Hello. I'm wondering "snook" in this context has special meaning or not.
    I look up the word, snook in the dictionary. It means a kind of fish, a gesture of disrepect, and so on.
    But there isn't anything like that. I think the writer made up the word. Am I right?


    --- These sentences are from a children's storybook.
    It's a tradition-every new apprentice brings a book. It's called a snook.
    It's a way of making sure that the apprentice is worthy.

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    Re: snook

    Yes, it appears the writer did, but gave the definition.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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