Definitions

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  • n. A shirt.
  • v. To cover with sarking, or thin boards.

Etymologies

From Middle English sark, serk, serke, from Old English syrce, sirce, serce ("sark, shirt, shift, smock, tunic, corselet, coat of mail"), from Proto-Germanic *sarkiz (“shirt, armour, hauberk”), from Proto-Indo-European *swerg-, *swerk- (“clothes worn outside”), from Proto-Indo-European *ser- (“to arrange, tack, tie, unite”). Cognate with Scots sark, serk ("shirt, shift"), North Frisian serk ("shirt"), Danish særk ("gown, shirt"), Swedish särk ("shirt, chemise"), Icelandic serkur ("nightshirt"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So they got the name of "Berserkers," and in Scotland to this day the word "sark" is used to mean shirt.

    An Island Story: A History of England for Boys and Girls

  • The sark is an omnivorous quadruped equine life-form that measures roughly 2.5 to 2.9 meters tall at the shoulder, and mature adults weigh in excess of 340 kilograms.

    The Starfleet Survival Guide

  • His grandfather was a Berserker; for whether that name be derived, as is more generally supposed, from bare-sark, -- or rather from bear-sark, that is, whether this grisly specimen of the

    Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Complete

  • Berserker; for whether that name be derived, as is more generally supposed, from bare-sark, -- or rather from bear-sark, that is, whether this grisly specimen of the Viking genus fought in his shirt or his bearskin, the name equally lends itself to those mystifications from which half the old legends, whether of Greece or Norway, are derived.

    Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 12

  • In the pure breed there is not the slightest vestige of a tail, and in the case of any intermixture with the species possessing the usual caudal appendage, the tail of their offspring, like the witch's "sark," as recorded by honest Tam o '

    Notes and Queries A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Geneologists, etc

  • She wore a kind of sark of shadowy black veil, sewn over with sparkling bits of gem.

    Valley of the Croen

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  • Especially interesting is the idea that irony has at its heart a moral imperative - perhaps a good way to distinguish between it and the chic, bitter, caustic sark often encountered as stance and mask these days, particularly online.

    Chic ironic bitterness

  • For those discovering this world for the first time, welcome gentles, and let me fetch a cup of sark for you as you put up your dusty boots.

    The Codex Continual » Bulwark Publishing: Kharndam Collected (#3)

  • Please explain which part of my post is not correct in terms of historic Germanic/Nordic religious and social practice (sacrafice (both human and animal) to the Gods and running “bare sark”)?

    Celebrating Christmas may provoke minority groups. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

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  • "'Well, what d'ye think? Does he look as nice out of his sark as he does in it?'"
    —Diana Gabaldon, Outlander (NY: Delacorte Press, 1991), 445

    January 1, 2010

  • At nights in hail and snow
    with naught but open beach
    to lay down upon in order
    to procure a little rest -
    oftentimes having to pull off
    the few rags I was wearing,
    it being impossible
    to sleep with them on for the vermin
    as by that time swarmed about them;
    albeit, I often removed
    my sark and, laying it down
    on a boulder, beat it hard
    with an huge stone, hoping to slay
    an hundred of them at once,
    for it were an endless work
    to pick them off one by one.

    - Peter Reading, Ukulele Music, 1985

    May 30, 2009

  • (n): a chemise or shirt.

    January 6, 2009