from The Century Dictionary.

  • In South African Dutch, tame: applied especially to Kafirs who have come under European influences.

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  • verb Wearside to make

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  • noun a terrorist organization founded by Osama bin Laden in the 1980s to provide money and recruit fighters around the world; enlisted and transported thousands of men to Afghanistan to fight the Russians; a split in the group led bin Laden and the extremist faction of MAK to form al-Qaeda


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  • Similarly, in the Arabic language, which however has been a written one only since the seventh century A.D., the term makām designates the place of a saint or of a holy tomb (Jammer, p. 27).


  • Although, if I were the car­ri­ers, I would be quick to sidle up to gov­ern­ments for a quid pro quo trans­ac­tion — “we’ll give you free use of our net­work for munic­i­pal pur­poses if you get behind us in mak­ing the con­tent providers pay their fairshare.”

    The End of the Internet « Snarkmarket 2005

  • For example, a Christmas delicacy called makówki, made traditionally in the region of Upper Silesia in the south of Poland, consists of layers of sliced bread or baguette soaked in a sweet mixture of ground poppy seeds, milk, nuts, almonds, raisins, orange peel and sugar.

    Polish bread | the POLSKI blog 2008

  • dulu ko selalu cakap. kalau down ko akan call mak ko.

    inside------->outside 2009

  • The objections against the application were, that should Congress comply with it, others of a similar nature would he made; that if the lines of the army were com - pleat, which ought to be insisted upon, such extra aid would be unnecessary; that the condition of the finances would not admit of new demands; that the adoption of such a measure would seem to exclude the idea of mak - ing the exertions of particular States for their own de - fence an object of publick charge, except in cases which had been specially provided for by Congress.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society 1792

  • Rehoboth said old Deborah was renewing her youth; for she had been known to laugh and croon, and more than once purse up her old lips to sing a snatch of nursery rhyme -- a thing which in the past she had denounced as tending to 'mak' childer hush't wi 'th' songs o 'sin.'

    Lancashire Idylls (1898) Marshall Mather

  • They hing on to you like leeches, an 'mak' a mess o 'things at the en'.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner James C. Welsh

  • Jist try an 'mak' her believe, when you speak, that she had gane awa 'to the store a message, or to the well for watter, an' that she had bidden owre lang, as she an 'ither weans used to do when they got started the play, an' forget to come hame.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner James C. Welsh

  • There wasna a twa-shilliny bit to be gotten, so Bandy had to tak 'the lid o' a sweetie-bottle an 'mak' the best o't.

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond

  • "Noo, juist see an 'mak' yersels a 'at hame," said Mistress Mikaver, in her uswal fizzy kind o 'wey.

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond


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