Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Diarrhoea (now only of animals).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A diarrhea or flux.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To suffer from diarrhea.
  • Nautical, to sail large, or with a quartering wind—that is, with a wind about 45° abaft the beam.
  • To shorten; bring to an end.
  • n. Looseness; flux; diarrhea.
  • n. Same as last.
  • n. A thin flat diamond with a simple facet at the side: used occasionally to cover small miniatures, and then called portrait-stone.

Etymologies

From Old Northern French *lasque, from lasker ‘to loosen’ (corresponding to standard Old French lascher > French lâcher). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Some recently arrested pirates were caught without food, water or fuel, and appeared to lask basic knowledge of the sea, according to Alan Cole, the coordinator of the United Nations 'counterpiracy program in Nairobi.

    Somali Militants Try Piracy to Fund Attacks

  • Now alexander knows that he doesnt have to do it all himself. year our secendary is pretty much shot out there with on the IR. but once again our two new players lask week steped it up.

    2007 NFL Playoff Predictions: Round Two « the j. botter weblog

  • You know, the one that all the right winged tough guys have all run from, that I asked lask night?

    Think Progress » Stumped: Condi Unable to Explain What Gave Bush Authority to Eavesdrop Without Warrant

  • Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) General Joo Manuel lask week said that the 14 people on board that plane were alive and held hostage by UNITA forces.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • [10] Undoubtedly, if the mackerel are only half on the feed, a fresh lask is better than any other bait, better than an equally brilliant salted lask.

    A Poor Man's House

  • Wedging the mackerel's head between his knees, he bent its body to a curve, scraped off the scales near its tail, and cut a fresh lask from the living fish.

    A Poor Man's House

  • The bait is a 'lask,' or long three-cornered strip of skin, cut from the tail of a mackerel.

    A Poor Man's House

  • It is the shine of the bait at which the fish bite, as at a spinner, but probably the fresh lask leaves behind it in the water an odour or flavour of mackerel oil which keeps the shoal together and makes them follow the boat.

    A Poor Man's House

  • "Don't know, Billy," was the reply, as the beautiful fish was hauled in, unhooked, a fresh lask or tongue of silvery bait put on, and the leaded line thrown over and allowed to run out fathoms astern once again.

    In the King's Name The Cruise of the "Kestrel"

  • "There," he said as he hooked on a good bright lask; "now try."

    Menhardoc

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