from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete spelling of shirk.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
(Oxford English Dictionary) [8.40] No meaning for the word "shurk" could be found.
I never eluded to being a UDT/SEAL, but only tried to shurk their questions.
I fear things are bad eno 'below, that the enemy will probably have safe & good winter quarters in the city, & leave our army to shurk for themselves where they can find covering.