from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To belch; also, to groan.
- To beat soundly.
- n. The roe of a fish.
- n. A large stone or detached rock.
- n. A blow.
- n. The wild chervil, Anthriscus sylvestris.
- n. The poison hemlock, Conium maculatum
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The bright yellow of the 'kelk' spread in several directions; and here and there rose thin wreaths of white smoke, where a pile of uprooted couch-grass was burning; the scent was borne hither by a breeze that could be scarcely felt.
At work hoeing among the 'kelk' or 'kilk,' the bright yellow charlock, the labourers stood up as the cuckoo flew over singing, and blew cuckoo back to him in their hollow fists.
Here they found the ghost of a patch of lucerne that had refused to die: there a harsh fallow surrendered to yard-high thistles; and here a breadth of rampant kelk feigning to be lawful crop.
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