Merk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Merk A mark; a sign.
    • n Merk An old Scotch silver coin; a mark or marc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • merk Obsolete forms of mark.
    • n merk A unit of money formerly in current use in Scotland, abolished, with the rest of the Scots currency, in 1707. It was two thirds of the pound Scots, or one eighteenth of the pound sterling (13⅓d. English money). See mark, 4.
    • merk An obsolete form of murk.
    • n merk An obsolete form of march.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Merk mėrk an old Scotch silver coin, worth 13s. 4d. Scots, or 13⅓d. sterling.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Marc
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Mark.

Usage

In literature:

MERK, an old Scottish coin=1s.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
People stayed again till midnight, for Merk took a fancy to play with me his variations.
"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician" by Frederick Niecks
It cost that body five hundred merks ere he got to the south of Bally-Brough.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
Mr. Saddletree advised to give the Laird of Lounsbeck a charge on his hand for a thousand merks.
"The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 2, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Mr. Saddletree advised to give the Laird of Lounsbeck a charge on his hand for a thousand merks.
"The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
In 1834 Merk expanded, and said 'we had a long chat.
"Historical Mysteries" by Andrew Lang
The price set upon the head of that "notour traitor, Mr. John Welsh," dead or alive, was 9000 merks.
"Hunted and Harried" by R.M. Ballantyne
Seven or six, it's all the same to you, I suppose, except in a question of merks to the stipend.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
And you shot Merk, but he ran away, and he will be summoning his friends to come and kill you now!
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
The annual rental of his estates as Earl of Strathearn was set down in the Durham Schedule at 500 merks.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
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In poetry:

The gray was a mare, and a right good mare;
But when she wan the Annan water,
She couldna hae ridden a furlong mair,
Had a thousand merks been wadded at her.
"Annan Water" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Fed Stimulus More Likely Than ECB, Merk Says: Tom Keene.
Merlyn " Merk " Yackel, 88, of St James, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Good Samaritan Village in Mt Lake.
Gregory Merk of Nordson Corporation Sep 1, 2006 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Nordson Corporation's board named Gregory Merk as a corporate vice president with responsibility for the company's Pacific South Division.
Larrionda and Merk remain for final stages.
Sign up starts at 6 pm, and the show starts at 6:30 pm This month's hosts are Christy NaMee Eriksen and Bill Merk, with DJ Manu on the turntables.
On her 77th birthday, Lucille Merkes is reminiscing about growing up in a big family.
Karl Merk says when he woke from surgery, he at first couldn't believe the transplant had been succesful.
Bully, Merked Category: Funny, Videos.
Senator Jeff Merkely, segment 2.
Cyberbullying is on the rise, University of Portland Associate Professor Jacqueline Waggoner and Assistant Professor Hillary Merk joined us today to talk about steps parents and communities can take against cyberbullying.
After working with the fist-pumping party animals for four summers at the Shore Store, owner Danny Merk reveals which star is (surprisingly) among his best employees.
Bud Light Tailgate @ Merks 10-28-12.
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In science:

Merkes, E.P. and Wetzel, M. A geometric characterisation of independant measure sequences.
Measure convolution semigroups and non-infinitely divisible probability distributions
Merkli, “Asymptotics of repeated interaction quantum systems”, J.
Infinite Products of Random Matrices and Repeated Interaction Dynamics
Merkli, “Quantum systems with random repeated interactions”, in preparation.
Infinite Products of Random Matrices and Repeated Interaction Dynamics
Merkli, M., M¨uck, M., Sigal, I.M., “Instability of Equilibrium States for Coupled Heat Reservoirs at Different Temperatures”, J.
Infinite Products of Random Matrices and Repeated Interaction Dynamics
Bruneau, L., Joye, A., Merkli, M., “Asymptotics of repeated interaction quantum systems”, J.
Random repeated interaction quantum systems
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