from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A river of southeast Ontario, Canada, flowing about 265 km (165 mi) south and southeast to Lake Erie.
- A river rising in southeast Iowa and flowing about 483 km (300 mi) southeast across northwest Missouri to the Missouri River.
- A river, about 418 km (260 mi) long, of southern Michigan flowing north and northwest to Lake Michigan.
- A river of northern South Dakota formed by the confluence of its northern and southern forks and flowing about 322 km (200 mi) eastward to the Missouri River. The North Fork rises in southwest North Dakota.
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Ah, that summons! at which majesty welks and shrivels, the king and soldier starts and cowers, and, armour and all, withers from the air!
Which was then immediately diluted by the insulter inquiring, “The Welsh eat welks, don’t they?”
( 'trad' & Modern) and early rock -- shilling a glass 'scrump' cider if you couldnt afford best bitter! winkles, welks & jellied eel carts in Cambridge Circus - the pastrami on rye at the Nosh Bar in Soho (is it still there?) disguising girl classmates to look like young fellers & taking 'em to the Covent Garden porters pubs at 5am!