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  • verb Present participle of york.

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Examples

  • I began, as I usually did, by "yorking" Tullochgorum's Piper and his chief

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, February 27, 1892

  • It would be like a cricket team being split into at least 3 parts, fielders that do not bat or bowl, batters that must not bowl or field, then 11 bowlers come out of the club house for their turn at yorking or be full tossers, and then the keeper of stumps has to have a partner for the other end, too far to walk.

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  • As soon as the assembled pundits saw this thing and grasped its meaning, they began geeking and skreeking and yorking and squawking and brandishing knives-it was blasphemous, and sacrilegious, and undermined the Faith, and invalidated the whole logic-system.

    Uller Uprising

  • As soon as the assembled pundits saw this thing and grasped its meaning, they began geeking and skreeking and yorking and squawking and brandishing knives -- it was blasphemous, and sacrilegious, and undermined the Faith, and invalidated the whole logic-system.

    Uller Uprising

  • Finn, who was handed his one-day international debut, then claimed his first one-day wicket by yorking Haddin 37 before Clarke was booed as he walked to the crease.

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  • Finn, who was handed his one-day international debut, then claimed his first one-day wicket by yorking Haddin 37 before Clarke was booed as he walked to the crease.

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  • Australia's Doug Bollinger bowled Kiwi opener Tim McIntosh (4) before stumps on Saturday and Mitchell Johnson struck in the sixth over of play on Sunday, yorking Mathew Sinclair (11) at 2-30.

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  • Australia's Doug Bollinger bowled Kiwi opener Tim McIntosh (4) before stumps on Saturday and Mitchell Johnson struck in the sixth over of play on Sunday, yorking Mathew Sinclair (11) at 2-30.

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  • Johnson struck in the sixth over, yorking Mathew Sinclair (11) at 2-30.

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  • Australia's Doug Bollinger bowled Kiwi opener Tim McIntosh (4) before stumps on Saturday and Mitchell Johnson struck in the sixth over of play on Sunday, yorking Mathew Sinclair (11) at 2-30.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

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  • (noun) - (1) To stare or look at any person in an impertinent manner is termed yorking; to york anything, in a common sense, is to view, look at, or examine. A flash-cove thief observing another person who appears to notice or scrutinize him, his proceedings, or the company he is with, will say to his pals, "That cove is yorking as strong as a horse," or "There is York-street concerned."

    --James Hardy Vaux's Vocabulary of the Flash Language, 1815

    (2) To come Yorkshire over anyone, to cheat him.

    --Francis Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1796

    (3) To "Yorkshire," or "come Yorkshire over any person," to cheat or cozen him. The proverbial over-reaching of the rustics of the county has given rise to the phrase, which is sometimes pronounced Yorshar.

    --John Camden Hotten's Slang Dictionary, 1887

    January 14, 2018