Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To carry away or about; carry; move.
- To drive away.
- To beat; drub; trounce.
- To rouse; raise up.
- To move quickly; go off or fly out suddenly: sometimes used reflexively.
- n. A stroke; a lash.
- n. A freak; a trick.
- n. A freak; trick; quirk.
- v. transitive To carry away or about; carry; move.
- v. transitive To drive away.
- v. obsolete To have sexual intercourse, to copulate.
- v. transitive To rouse; raise up.
- v. intransitive To move quickly; go off or fly out suddenly; turn out.
- n. A stroke; lash.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To beat; to strike; to chastise.
- v. obsolete To fly out; to turn out; to go off.
- n. obsolete A freak; trick; quirk.
- Frobably an alteration of freak. (Wiktionary)
“Eric tickled me awake at, firk, it must have been 7 because he went to work early.”
“Otherwise I would have already frickin 'uninstalled the firk-dang-blasted thing ...”
“Franklin Butchering hoggs - Will brought 2 loads wood home and delivered one to John Miller Coach maker; I wrote and sent it by Caroline to Mr. Shindler he send by her a tin firk for the purpose of Lard recd a letter from A. Shafer stateing the cost in part for repairing my House in S. Town.”
“Gentlemen, lets in again and firk it away, shall we not?”
“I do not know the French for fer, and ferret, and firk.”
“As for Tontonteac and Dasamonquepeuc, I shall imitate the manly frankness of the boy in _Henry V. _, and say, "I do not know what is the French for fer, and ferret, and firk.”
“I'll rattle him up, I warrant you, I'll firk him with a _certiorari_.”
“You firk him, I'll firk him myself; pray, Sir Paul, hold you contented.”
“I'll fer him, and firk him, and ferret him: discuss the same in French unto him.”
“Comes he not yet? s'foot, if I do find knavery unders cowl, I'll tickle him, I'll firk him.”
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