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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See eking.

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  • They used the torture underwritten as being most safe and gentle (as the said noble lord assured the said justices), by putting of her two bare legs in a pair of stocks, and thereafter by onlaying of certain iron gauds (bars) severally one by one, and then eiking and augmenting the weight by laying on more gauds, and in easing of her by offtaking of the iron gauds one or more as occasion offered, which iron gauds were but little short gauds, and broke not the skin of her legs, &c.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

  • (bars) severally one by one, and then eiking and augmenting the weight by laying on more gauds, and in easing of her by offtaking of the iron gauds one or more as occasion offered, which iron gauds were but little short gauds, and broke not the skin of her legs, &c.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

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  • "... in shipbuilding, a piece fitted to make good a deficiency in length, as the lower part of the supporter under the cathead, &c. likewise the piece of carved-work under the lower end of the quarter-piece, at the aft part of the quarter-gallery."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 133

    October 13, 2008