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Wark

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wark Work; a building.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wark Pain; ache.
    • wark To be in pain; ache.
    • n wark A dialectal (Scotch) form of work.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wark wawrk (Spens.) work.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Work

Usage

In literature:

But it was weary wark, and I got no thanks frae Jerry for all I was doing for him.
"More Tales of the Ridings" by Frederic Moorman
My mon's been a sober mon all his life, and he never negleckit his wark.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
WARK, Machine Gun Corps, formerly 15461 Pte.
"The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Battalion)" by Various
By his warkes knowen is euery creature For if one good, louynge, meke and charitable be.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
Weel, Mary Ann she comes to me, an' says, 'Will ye gie me wark at Hunters' Brae?
"Hunter's Marjory" by Margaret Bruce Clarke
But it 'll be some comfort to be in the hame o' yir people aince mair, and to ken ye 've dune yir wark weel.
"Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers" by Ian Maclaren
But ye'll ne'er be claimin' that moose-huntin' is a wark o' neecessity or maircy?
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
I stayed wi' him most o' th' night, and then walked back so's to be in time for my wark.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Have a care o' th' puddle, Mestur Aubrey, or you'll mire your brave hose, and there'll be wark for somebody.
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
A wee spark maks muckle wark.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
I took him in and gave him wark, and I took him back after I'd discharged him.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
When yer day's wark is done, and you come home, I go out o' your house.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
After Sir Hervey Levering lost his wife, Wark became in time housekeeper and general factotum to the family.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
At the time when Walter was winning such reputation at the castle of Wark, Jerusalem was sacked by the Karismians.
"The Boy Crusaders" by John G. Edgar
His evil spirit is awa i' puir 'Brownie's' body, bent on Deevil's wark.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
They were amaist a' stout big men at the wark except yoursel'; an' you're now stouter and bigger than maist o' them.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
Lars Wark, who had known her mother, had done everything for her.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
Is this a time to think o' wark?
"The Universal Reciter" by Various
We do oor wark wi' guns in oor han's for fear of them same outlaws.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
If ye want a kiss, gang and kiss Lizzy Gimmerton, and let me mind my wark.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by John Mackay Wilson
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In poetry:

An' noo, frae a' the airts that blaw,
By thoosan's folk cam' thrangin' in,
An' roun' an' roun' they sat them doun,
Until the holy wark begin.
""Bothwell Brig"" by Janet Hamilton
But if yor a wife an' a mother,
Yo've yor wark an' yor duties to mind;
Yo mun leearn to tak nowt as a bother,
An' to yor own comforts be blind.
"What It Is To Be A Mother" by John Hartley
She wrocht her wark an' never lintit,
Her wrangs to nane she ever mintit;
An' tho' they war baith grit an' sair,
O' them an' him she spake nae mair.
"Mysie, An Aul' Warl', But Ower True Story" by Janet Hamilton
Oor ain parish minister—forty years lang—
In wark for his Maister aye eident an' thrang;
A workman still richtly dividin' the truth,
As their needs wad require, to age an' to youth.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
The bairns i' their beds, worn oot wi' nae wark,
Are sleepin, nor ever an eelid winkin;
The auld fowk lie still wi' their een starin stark,
An' the mirk pang-fou o' the things they are thinkin.
"What The Auld Fowk Are Thinkin" by George MacDonald
I'm held down wi' wark frae morning till e'en,
My claise ay unsnod, and my face seldom clean!
How the sorrow! on me can our lads ever look
When I gang aye sae thief-like, as black as the crook!
"To Get A Man" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

John Wark, aerial photographer.
John Wark took me on a pictorial journey in his Pueblo photography studio of the two most recent fire tragedies in Southern Colorado.
Staff photographer Wark transitions to SPC Wark .
As you may have read in past blogs or stories, Sandusky Register staff photographer Luke Wark is a member of the Army National Guard and has been called to serve his country in Afghanistan.
Wark, 88, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Feb 3, 2008, in St John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin.
It's time to have Wark shooting for us, not Army.
Here are some photos of the Wetmore Fire from above, courtesy of John Wark.
Loren Ridinger, James Wark, Luisa Jimenez.
David Warke, homeless grant and per diem coordinator at VAMC, organized this year's meeting and was the master of ceremonies.
The Postal Service initially contacted him in 2007 and a project manager plowed through the images in Wark's online gallery.
From Dolores Hayden's "A Field Guide to Sprawl " / Photographs by Jim Wark.
Ask.com put the most-asked wine questions on its site to Tom Wark, a wine publicist and blogger.
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In science:

A number of ATNF staff put in significant effort to get the ATOA set up, in particular Robin Wark, Bob Sault and Mark Wieringa.
Data storage, processing and visualisation for the ATCA
The relative contributions from these two processes have been found to be comparable in noble gases (Svensson et al., 1988; Armen et al., 1985; Wark et al., 1991).
Shake-up and shake-off excitations with associated electron losses in X-ray studies of proteins
Data for noble gases show that shake-up and shake-off effects were of comparable magnitude (Svensson et al., 1988; Armen et al., 1985; Wark et al., 1991).
Shake-up and shake-off excitations with associated electron losses in X-ray studies of proteins
This is indeed the accepted interpretation of the observed oscillations between different types of neutrinos, which are made possible by mixing into non-degenerate mass eigenstates (Wark 2003); Pakvasa & Valle 2003).
Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Summary and Future Directions
This wark was supported in part by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
A Lower Estimate for the Modified Steiner Functional
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