moke

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moke British informal for donkey
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moke A donkey.
    • n Moke A mesh of a net, or of anything resembling a net.
    • Moke A negro.
    • Moke (Theat. Slang) A performer, as a minstrel, who plays on several instruments.
    • Moke A stupid person; a dolt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • moke An obsolete form of muck.
    • n moke The mesh of a net: hence applied to any wickerwork.
    • n moke A donkey.
    • n moke A stupid fellow; a dolt.
    • n moke Theat., a variety performer who plays on several instruments.
    • n moke A negro.
    • moke A Middle English form of much.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Moke mōk (slang) a donkey: a stupid fellow: a variety performer on several instruments: a negro.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

I'll take the old moke and put him in the paddock.
"Robbery Under Arms" by Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
One of these spoke now in answer to Moke-icha.
"The Trail Book" by Mary Austin
I was suddenly grabbed by the cote coller and moked into a large bildin, which I afterwards diskivered to be the Monongaheeler House.
"Punchinello, Vol. II., No. 39., Saturday, December 24, 1870." by Various
A wild ass, though brought up from its birth in a stable, would make a very intractable costermonger's moke.
"Concerning Animals and Other Matters" by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
Water, or a vessel to carry it in : Moke.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia" by Phillip Parker King
Benmohel (N. L.) on Rehetour and Moke, 373.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
She did not wear the insolent beauty of Mamise of the Musical Mokes.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Lombo-Moke shared with his wife, Chingtsa-Tsio, the cares of pastoral life.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
You don't know the paddocks as I know them, nor the mokes either.
"The Shadow of a Man" by E. W. Hornung
Sam, bring on yo' mokes!
"The Wood Fire in No. 3" by F. Hopkinson Smith
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In poetry:

Howe harde ys mie dome to wurch!
Moke is mie woe:
Dame Agnes whoe lies ynne the Chyrche,
With birlette golde;
Wythe gelten aumeres stronge ontolde,
What was shee moe than me, to be soe?
"Eclogue The Third" by Thomas Chatterton
I'm stiff and stony broke, and I've parted with my moke
And the sky is looking black as thunder,
And the boss of the shanty too, for I haven't a sou —
That's the way you're treated when you're out and under.
"Across the Western Plains I Must Wander" by Anonymous Oceania
One old "Merino" came out, and some boundary rider's moke
He was riding - it was his fault that the chestnut stallion broke -
He sung out: "Never mind him; let the beggar go away!"
But you didn't stop to listen, jack, to what he had to say.
"The Nights at Rocky Bar" by Harry Breaker Morant

In news:

Handmade stadium blanket to benefit Moke family.
In a Joint Venture with Chery Motors and their subsidiary Sicar Automotive Engineering Company, Moke International has decided to initially produce the MOKE as a low volume car with 1000 units per year.
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In science:

Magnetization reversal was probed using the Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect (MOKE).
Perpendicular anisotropy of ultrathin epitaxial cobalt films on graphene
Hysteresis loops were gathered at 11 Hz with a laser spot of a few microns and incidence 30◦ away from the normal to the plane. A commercial MOKE microscope from Evico-magnetics was also used, with an image in the saturation state subtracted from all images.
Perpendicular anisotropy of ultrathin epitaxial cobalt films on graphene
In both cases we are essentially sensitive to perpendicular magnetization (polar MOKE), and the applied field is perpendicular to the plane.
Perpendicular anisotropy of ultrathin epitaxial cobalt films on graphene
MOKE depth sensitivity function is developed, and we discuss its validity and properties.
Analytical expression of the magneto-optical Kerr effect and Brillouin light scattering intensity arising from dynamic magnetization
Section IV provides the analytical expressions of the MOKE and BLS signals.
Analytical expression of the magneto-optical Kerr effect and Brillouin light scattering intensity arising from dynamic magnetization
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