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- noun Plural form of
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Anyway, a some construction crew left a mini-excavator down the road, so I am "borrowing" it today to do some dirt work. 2 quarts low on engine oil, 1 - / 2 gallons low on hydraulic fluid, 1 / 2 gallon low on anti-freeze, some dry zerks.
They check the little things, grease all the zerks, make sure the lights work, install the plow blades, and hook it all up to make sure everything works properly.
Asia and Europe.] [Headnote 2: XER 'XES, (_zerks' ees_,) the celebrated king of Persia, during his famous expedition into Greece, caused a bridge of boats to be built over the Hellespont; but the work having been destroyed by a storm, he was greatly enraged against the sea, and ordered it to be lashed, and fetters to be cast into it to restrain its violence.]