berk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n berk a stupid person who is easy to take advantage of
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Only the fine-haired ones seem to scald, otherwise they stand the sun as well as the Berks.
"Australia The Dairy Country" by Australia Department of External Affairs
To the list of parochial libraries allow me to add that of Denchworth, near Wantage, Berks.
"Notes and Queries, Number 203, September 17, 1853" by Various
John Frewen Moor, of Bradfield, Berks.
"Notes and Queries, Number 204, September 24, 1853" by Various
He died at Pangbourne, Berks, on the 19th of May 1907.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
On the 13th inst., at Kintbury, Berks, Lieutenant-Colonel J.A.
"The Economist" by Various
I am a miserable villain, but I was once named Pemberton Pomeroy, of Pomeroy, Berks.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
It is called Mycena cohaerens, Fr., Collybia lachnophylla, Berk., Collybia spinulifera, Pk.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Mr. Hughes is the second son of John Hughes, Esq., of Donington Priory, near Newbury, Berks Co., England.
"Our Young Folks, Vol 1, No. 1" by Various
Berks and Wilts Canal, 161.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
George Whelpton, at one time residing in France, but now of Trinity House, Abington, Berks.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
In reality, the cricket season (I play for Berks).
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
A schoolmaster named Wheeler, of Aldermaston (Berks), raised it about 1770.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
That's the fair true sketch, as far as it goes, of one of the larger village feasts in the Vale of Berks, when I was a little boy.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
Cali-forn-i-a U. C. Berk-lee Zip-Boom-ah!
"Harper's Round Table, May 14, 1895" by Various
Of course this ends the cruise, and I shall head back for Berks just as quick as I get a fair wind up the river.
"Harper's Round Table, October 15, 1895" by Various
That's a fair, true sketch, as far as it goes, of one of the larger village feasts in the Vale of Berks, when I was a little boy.
"Tom Brown at Rugby" by Thomas Hughes
Say, Berk, d'ye think they'll hang me?
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
Along this latter the Berks crept up, led by Col. Graham.
"The First Seven Divisions" by Ernest W. Hamilton
They are as follows: Beds 282, Berks 166, Essex 880, Notts 189, Oxon.
"The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century" by Richard Henry Tawney
Branch lines now incorporated with Great Western Railway: Berks and Hants, 88.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel
***

In poetry:

SIR BERKELY was a martinet -
A stern unyielding soul -
Who ruled his ship by dint of whip
And horrible black-hole.
"The Martinet" by William Schwenck Gilbert
When first SIR BERKELY came aboard
He read a speech to all,
And told them how he'd made a vow
To act on duty's call.
"The Martinet" by William Schwenck Gilbert
In short, the happy MANTELPIECE,
Where all had gone so well,
Beneath that fool SIR BERKELY'S rule
Became a floating hell.
"The Martinet" by William Schwenck Gilbert
When his ungrateful country placed
Kind REECE upon half-pay,
Without much claim SIR BERKELY came,
And took command one day.
"The Martinet" by William Schwenck Gilbert
SIR BERKELY looked amazed, as though
He didn't understand.
"Don't shake your head," good WILLIAM said,
"It is an honest hand.
"The Martinet" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"Down, upstart!" said the hardy salt;
But BERKELY dodged his aim,
And made him go in chains below:
The seamen murmured "Shame!"
"The Martinet" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

A natural gas leak prompted emergency officials to evacuate several businesses in Berks County late Wednesday morning.
John Hollinger and Betty Cattermole try their hand at bocce at Sports Day, held recently at Phoebe Berks Wernersville.
All-Berks 6-1 G Jalan Branford, all-division 6-0 G Meme Burdine, 5-10 G Baba Waples.
Last month I celebrated Thanksgiving with family in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Seisholtzville (Berks County) the next time you stop in for dinner.
Berks officer was serving an arrest warrant near Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.
A Berks County deputy sheriff, who was shot while serving an arrest warrant, and the person wanted in the warrant, were killed in a gunfight last night.
On Sunday, some Reading Royals players helped out Habitat for Humanity of Berks County.
Remembering Dr Roger Hertz , longtime Berks' Best Judge.
We couldn't publish Berks' Best without mentioning the passing of Dr Roger Hertz , a longtime Berks' Best judge and advocate for education in Berks County.
A historical landmark in Berks County has been restored.
The Exeter and Lincoln Park football clubs scrimmage Saturday during the second annual Berks Brawl at Wilson West Middle School in Lower Heidelberg Township.
Berks County residents have opened their hearts and their wallets for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Scientists speculated in the 1858 Berks County Geological Survey that the high point of the range might have been higher than Mount Everest when it was formed.
Twin Valley High School Ice Hockey bests Berks Catholic 8-1.
***

In science:

By contrast, asymptotic theory for the residuals of nonlinear time series models has been surveyed by Berkes and Horv´ath (2002).
Testing the equality of error distributions from k independent GARCH models
More specifically, we are concerned with testing the null hypothesis that errors from k independent parametrically specified GARCH models have the same distribution versus a general alternative in the spirit of Chernoff and Savage (1958), Puri (1964), and Berkes and Horv´ath (2003).
Testing the equality of error distributions from k independent GARCH models
This moment condition is clearly necessary to establish the asymptotic normality of the Gaussian QML estimator as in Berkes and Horv´ath (2003).
Testing the equality of error distributions from k independent GARCH models
Finally, the assumption that the polynomials whose common roots uniquely identify θj was also made by Berkes et. al (2003).
Testing the equality of error distributions from k independent GARCH models
The main goal of this article is to characterize the structure of locally most powerful, in the sense of Berk (1975), sequential tests in this problem.
Locally most powerful sequential tests of a simple hypothesis vs one-sided alternatives
In case this test exist, it is called the locally most powerful test (see Berk (1975), Roters (1992)).
Locally most powerful sequential tests of a simple hypothesis vs one-sided alternatives
There is a natural candidate for the distribution under which N (ψ) = E τψ is calculated in (1.5): it is Pθ0 (see Berk (1975) or Schmitz (1993)).
Locally most powerful sequential tests of a simple hypothesis vs one-sided alternatives
In fact, this assumption is used in Berk (1975) along with the condition of differentiability of power function of fixed sample sizetests (see Assumptions 2 and 3 in Berk (1975)), in the i.i.d. case.
Locally most powerful sequential tests of a simple hypothesis vs one-sided alternatives
In the rest of this section, we will apply the results of Theorems 5.1 and 5.3 to the case of i.i.d. observations considered in Berk (1975).
Locally most powerful sequential tests of a simple hypothesis vs one-sided alternatives
Obviously, the conditions of Berk (1975) imply that our Assumptions 1 to 3 are fulfilled, thus, we can make use of all our results above.
Locally most powerful sequential tests of a simple hypothesis vs one-sided alternatives
Berkes, I., Gombay, E., & Horv´ath, L. (2009).
A test for second order stationarity of a time series based on the Discrete Fourier Transform (Technical Report)
The main ob jective of this work is the characterization of the structure of the locally most powerful (in the sense of Berk ) sequential tests in this problem.
Locally most powerful sequential tests of a simple hypothesis vs. One-sided alternatives for independent observations
The main ob jective of this work is to characterize the structure of the locally most powerful (in the sense of Berk ) sequential tests in this problem.
Locally most powerful sequential tests of a simple hypothesis vs. One-sided alternatives for independent observations
Let X Berk map to X ad under this equivalence.
Perfectoid spaces
Then there is an injective map of sets X Berk → X ad , whose image is precisely the subset of rank-1-valuations.
Perfectoid spaces
***