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- v. To belch.
- v. To vomit; retch.
- v. To heave.
- v. To gush out.
- v. To belch out; give vent to; ejaculate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To belch.
- To vomit; retch.
- To heave.
- To gush out.
- To belch out; give vent to; ejaculate.
From Middle English bolken, balken ("to vomit, overflow"), from Old English bealcan ("to belch, utter, bring up, sputter out, pour out, give forth, emit, come forth"), from Proto-Germanic *belkanan (“to belch”). Cognate with Dutch balken & bulken ("to bellow"), German bölken ("to roar"). See also belch. (Wiktionary)
On Feb. 2 we have Candlemas and Imbolc (pronounced Im-bolk).
Tliat the doors bolk of the fenate and Aflembly ihall at all times be kept open to all per* fons, except when the welfare of the State fliall require their de - bates to be kept fecret.