Cawk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cawk (Min) An opaque, compact variety of barite, or heavy spar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cawk See cauk, 1.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cawk kawk a miner's familiar name for heavy spar.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. E. cauk, limestone. A doublet of chalk,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prov. Eng. cauk, Chalk.

Usage

In literature:

Ye're cawking the claith ere the wab be in the loom.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
It is known as cawk in the Derbyshire lead mines.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
He stretches his neck and leans forward as if about to spring, stops, utters a questioning `Cawk?
"Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies
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In news:

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