Yelk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Yelk Same as Yolk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n yelk A manufacturers' term in Lancashire, England, for one of the hard, stony lumps found in slaked lime from a Buxton limestone.
    • n yelk A variant of yolk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Yelk Same as Yolk.
    • n Yelk yelk the yellow part of an egg: the vitellus of a seed: wool-oil
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geoloca, geolecageolo, yellow.

Usage

In literature:

A very early condition of Man, with yelk-sac, allantois, and amnion (original).
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
Eggs, however, may be partaken of in moderation, giving preference to the albumen over the yelk.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891" by Various
The yelks streaming down through the cracks of the wagon box.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
Eggs look very prettily cooked in this way, the yelk being just visible through the white.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
The yelks of four eggs (boiled hard) may be added; and when baked, a table-spoonful of good mushroom catchup poured in through a funnel.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
The yelk of an egg which the cook has just broken, not only yields no sign of mind, but yields no sign of life.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
A small dog will require the yelk of one egg; and a Newfoundland the yelks of a dozen eggs.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
They wont bight nor jaw back, but they feal az raw and kold az the yelk ov an egg.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
B. C. D. E. F. Successive changes of the yelk indicated in the text.
"Man's Place in Nature and Other Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
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