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- v. To belch, to burp.
- v. To vomit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as buck.
- n. Same as bulk.
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The large iron bucket, technically called "bowk," was attached to the steel wire rope which hung about the smouldering shaft.
There is consequently a second round given to the goods, consisting of a bowk in soda-ash, followed by the second and usually final chemicking.
"Ye're aye cute, dame," I cried, thrawing the bit gy abune, and in a gliffing, doun jumpit the chiel, and a braw chiel he was sure enough, siccan my auld e'en sall ne'er see again, wi 'his brent brow and buirdly bowk wrappit in a tartan plaid, wi' a Highland kilt.
As he spoke, the "skip," or "bowk," used for descending and ascending the shaft, reached the bottom, and Samuel Kempson and his boy were helped into it, and with some of the other men, began their ascent.
"Brawly, Mr. Dusterdeevil -- brawly do I ken ye, and has done mony a day; but there's nae jesting in the case, for I am wearying to see ae our treasures; we should hae had baith ends o 'the pockmanky filled by this time -- I hope it's bowk eneugh to haud a' the gear?"
I stormed out to the safety of my shed and my priceless collection of wall fixings, pausing only to bowk rich brown vomit into a hedge.
Do even Cockney grandads, as Mr. Wright seems to claim, still use words like bowk to ` belch, 'pissimire an ` ant', or
o 'the pockmanky filled by this time --- I hope it's bowk eneugh to haud a' the gear? ''
“Brawly, Mr. Dusterdeevil — brawly do I ken ye, and has done mony a day; but there’s nae jesting in the case, for I am wearying to see ae our treasures; we should hae had baith ends o’ the pockmanky filled by this time — I hope it’s bowk eneugh to haud
With figures wrought: Eke pages at his fide Stood beechen bowk; and there were (hining clean,