from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Charcoal; coke.
- n. A pointed stick, which when placed with the point against another piece of wood, and spun rapidly in alternate directions with the aid of attached cords, produces enough heat by friction to create a fire; a fire-drill.
- n. A wine glass.
- n. A variety of hunting bird.
- v. To reduce by strong heat, as to produce charcoal or coke; to calcine.
- v. To make a grating sound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Charcoal; a cinder.
- transitive v. To burn to a coal; to char.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To creak; crack; emit a creaking sound.
- To crack open; chap; chop.
- To subject to a process of smothered combustion, for the production of charcoal; char. See char, which is the usual word.
- [Appar. a particular use of the preceding; cf. burn, verb, I., 7.] To expose (new ale) to the air in an open vessel until it acquires a degree of acidity and therewith becomes clearer and sourer, fit for drinking.
- n. Charcoal.
- n. The fire-drill; an instrument for producing fire.
This instrument is called a chark, and is still used in South Africa,31 in Australia, in Sumatra, and among the Veddahs of Ceylon.
It wasn't usually 'of course,' but Joste had served under Kunnos for a long time, long enough to trust his discretion even in N'chark's clan matters.
Mebbeh I shud charg … *goes to awsk chark lolyer in otha thred*
Also, Hooman goz into cayj, cayj goes into salsa, Charks in the salsa, r chark
Ai sez, takes bukkit AND chark to courts of apeels…. bore chark to deth wif endless, droning oral argoomnt!
We hiked out of Velingrad to Stariya chark, found a place along a creek, and made a fire to roast pig fat and peppers.
[TO BE CONTINUED] [Footnote 12: Pronounced _Argyud-chark_; literally, "hen-money."]
So I contrived to burn some wood here, as I had seen done in England under turf, till it became chark, or dry cool; and then putting the fire out, I preserved the coal to carry home, and perform the other services which fire was wanting for at home, without danger of smoke.
"He took the uvati [chark], and sat down and churned it, and kindled a fire."
Kelly rightly identifies Frodi with the sun-god Fro or Freyr, and observes that the magic mill is only another form of the fire-churn, or chark.