from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Chiefly British Variant of balk.
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- n. Alternative spelling of balk.
- n. In billiards, the area of the table lying behind the line from which the cue ball is initially shot, and from which a ball in hand must be played.
- v. Alternative spelling of balk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See balk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
- v. refuse to comply
- n. the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
- n. one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
Upon a baulk, that is, an unploughed ridge of land interposed among the corn, the Laird's trusty palfrey was tethered by the head, and picking a meal of grass.
If we leave unstimulated, or, to use a shorter term, if we "baulk" any one of our main dispositions, Curiosity, Property, Trial and Error, Sex, and the rest, we produce in ourselves a state of nervous strain.
It seemed to her that she had been in the timber trade for ages and ages, and that the most important and necessary thing in life was timber; and there was something intimate and touching to her in the very sound of words such as "baulk," "post," "beam," "pole,"
XII. 422 we have "a common field," and men measuring a strip and quarrelling about the marking-stones, across the "baulk," but it does not follow that they are owners; they may be tenants.
Upon a baulk, that is, an unploughed ridge of land interposed among the corn, the Laird’s trusty palfrey was tethered by the head, and picking a meal of grass.
Others fear the destruction of areas of outstanding natural beauty or indeed, just baulk at the idea of a railway line running close to where they live.
The brown, which he attempted along the baulk cushion, was the worst shot.
Anyone think CI Silver will baulk at paying me offshore in Zimbabwean blood diamonds or my idea to source all police catering at the same place? on February 28, 2010 at 10: 29 pm inspectorgadget
All that said, I still baulk at the idea of paying £30+ per month for a mobile phone contract.
Wenders sets several dances – and purists may baulk at this – in spectacular outdoor locations; for me the experience was nothing but uplifting.