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cooked up

contrived. (This is hyphenated before a nominal.) The whole thing seems so cooked up. What a cooked-up story! Of course, you don't believe it.
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cooked up

mod. contrived. (This is hyphenated before a nominal.) The whole thing seems so cooked up.
See also: cook, up
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TOUGH: Paul Sculthorpe of Saints is tackled by Paul Cooke and Lee Radford
Only Cooke was able to follow when Pooley stepped on the pedals to escaped from the leading group of sixth on a climb during the final lap of the 106km race.
The inquest did not hear any evidence concerning charities and Mrs Cooke.
The new Cooke Oxford Award provides one Cooke Scholar each year up to $85,000 to pursue a graduate degree at Lincoln College at the University of Oxford.
Cooke told Mirror Sport: "I have to accept losing 10 games wasn't good enough, even if we played well in a lot of them.
A woman student in the Boston College ministry program once informed me that the students referred to Cooke, who would take his meals among students, asking them about their lives, struggles and ambitions, as the institute's saint,'" Morrill told NCR.
Aged 25, Cooke had just made history by becoming the first Welsh woman to win an individual Olympic gold.
Today Mrs Walton, now fundraising manager for the hospital's Newborn Appeal, paid tribute to Prof Cooke's work, saying: "The care and support given to both Graham and I by the team of wonderful staff led by Prof Richard Cooke at Liverpool maternity hospital both before and after the birth of Hannah, Lucy, Ruth, Sarah, Kate and Jenny made a very traumatic and difficult time for us a great deal easier to cope with.
Nazir Afzal, chief crown prosecutor for the North West area, said: "I have decided, after carefully considering the evidence in this case, that Vincent Cooke should not face any charges for the fatal stabbing of Raymond Jacob on September 17 during the course of a burglary at his home.
Some 60 years later, the younger Cooke is astonished to discover that he doesn't appear in a single frame: "If I were visiting my six-year-old boy, I'd shoot the boy as well as the trains.
Cooke - who won gold in the women's road race at Beijing two years ago - aims to defend her title at London 2012.
HULL fans have never forgiven Paul Cooke for walking out two years ago to join his boyhood heroes across the city.
Judge Christopher Ball QC said farmer Gary Cooke, 46, of Blackmore, Essex, was "stupid" and a "fool" and said his decision to allow his daughter Elizabeth to ride a "powerful vehicle" on a public road at night was "folly of the highest order".
Clients, contacts and friends joined the Cooke family to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their furniture business.