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Dawk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dawk A hollow, crack, or cut, in timber.
    • n Dawk See Dak.
    • v. t Dawk To cut or mark with an incision; to gash.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dawk A hollow or an incision, as in timber.
    • dawk To cut or mark with an incision.
    • n dawk See dak.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dawk in India, the mail-post: travelling in palanquins carried by relays of bearers.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. E. dauk, to cut or pierce with a jerk; cf. OE. dalk, a dimple. Cf. Ir. tolch, tollachd, tolladh, a hole, crevice, toll, to bore, pierce, W. tyllu,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind. dāk, a relay of men.

Usage

In literature:

It's market morning at Ossory, and Dawkes will be driving the light cart over in a quarter of an hour's time.
"No Name" by Wilkie Collins
Leave the room, Dawkes, and close the door.
"The Kingdom of the Blind" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
We cams hin with vennity, an we deepawts in dawkness.
"Captain Brassbound's Conversion" by George Bernard Shaw
I reached Loodianah on the 10th December 1838, after a dawk journey of fourteen and a half days.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
It was done for Dawkes's accommodation, not mine.
"Elster's Folly" by Mrs. Henry Wood
I have requested the post-master to send all our letters to Fyzabad by the regular dawk from Thursday next, the 13th.
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
Mean to say you-all ain' heerd nothin' 'bout him, you po' chillun o' dawkness?
"The Faith Healer" by William Vaughn Moody
But Mr. Dawks concluded his paper with a courteous sentence, which was very well taken and applauded by the whole company.
"The Tatler, Volume 3" by Various
Maybe she's some relation to old Dawk!
"Dorothy at Oak Knowe" by Evelyn Raymond
Mr Dawks, having arisen from his nightly resting-place outside Daphne Vereker's bedroom door, strolled downstairs to the study.
"A Safety Match" by Ian Hay
Sunday time never no work do' (Trevelyan, The Dawk Bungalow, in 1866).
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In poetry:

Peter Dawking, scorning party,
As an Independent ran;
Joseph Jones, loud, blatant, hearty,
Was a solid party man.
But the electors up at Wombat vowed to him alone they'd stick
Who would give his sacred promise for the "bridge across the crick".
"The Bridge Across the Crick" by C J Dennis
Up at Wombat Peter Dawking
Held a meeting in the hall,
And he'd spent an hour in talking
On the far-flung Empire's Call,
When a local greybeard, rising, smote him with this verbal brick:
"Are or are yeh not in favour of the bridge across the crick?"
"The Bridge Across the Crick" by C J Dennis
Joseph Jones and Peter Dawking
Strove in an election fight,
And, when they had finished talking,
On the great election night
They stood level in the voting, and the hope of friends and foes
Hung upon the box from Wombat, where the Muddy River flows.
"The Bridge Across the Crick" by C J Dennis
Dawking now is sadly fearing
For the crowd's intelligence.
Joseph, skilled in engineering,
Full of pomp and sly pretence,
Still holds out the pleasing promise of that bridge whene'er he goes
Up to Wombat, patient Wombat, where the Muddy River flows.
"The Bridge Across the Crick" by C J Dennis

In news:

Dave Elwell and B- Dawk .
Dawk 's gone and it hurts.
Dawk's gone and it hurts.
Dealy Dawk Mutlip's bizarre small-scale works at Marion and Rose's Workshop.
Ernest Dawkins' Chicago 12 Misconceptions of a Delusion, Shades of a Charade Celebrating the 35th Annivesary of the Chicago 7 Trial Dawk.
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