• WordNet 3.6
    • n Turk a native or inhabitant of Turkey
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Turk A member of any of numerous Tartar tribes of Central Asia, etc.; esp., one of the dominant race in Turkey.
    • Turk A Muslim; esp., one living in Turkey. "It is no good reason for a man's religion that he was born and brought up in it; for then a Turk would have as much reason to be a Turk as a Christian to be a Christian."
    • Turk A native or inhabitant of Turkey.
    • Turk (Zoöl) The plum weevil. See Curculio, and Plum weevil, under Plum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n turk A bark-beetle. Tomicus typographus, so called in old German works.
    • n turk An abbreviation of Turkey;
    • n turk of Turkish.
    • n turk A member of the race now dominant in Turkey; an Ottoman. See Ottoman.
    • n turk In an extended sense, a member of a race regarded as related to the Mongols, and a branch of the Ural-Altaic family. In this sense the Turkish race includes the Petchenegs, Uzbegs, Turkomans, Ottoman Turks, etc.
    • n turk A savage fellow; a “Tartar”: as, he is a regular Turkish
    • n turk A Mohammedan: so called from Mohammedanism being the established religion of Turkey.
    • n turk A sword or saber, probably a simitar.
    • n turk A Turkish horse.
    • n turk In entomology, the plum-weevil or plum-curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar: more fully little Turk: so called from the crescentic punctures made by the female, in allusion to the emblem of the Ottoman empire. See cut d under Conotrachclus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Turk turk a native of Turkey, an Ottoman—more widely, a member of a race formerly classed among the 'Turanian' peoples, now more usual to say, of the Mongolo-Tartar ethnological group, and speaking languages of the Ural-Altaic family: a savage fellow: a Mohammedan: a Turkish horse: the plum-weevil or curculio
    • n Turk the language of the Turks
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Young Turk - A Young Turk is a young person who is rebellious and difficult to control in a company, team or organisation.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Per. Turk,; probably of Tartar origin: cf. F. Turc,


In literature:

The Turks had been forewarned what to expect.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
And if Abdul dare not break with Germany it is only because he is not yet ready to defy the Young Turk party.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
You are no Arab or Turk.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Frank attended assiduously to the mastiff, to whom he gave the name of Turk.
"Captain Bayley's Heir:" by G. A. Henty
The war was at this period carried on with unexampled barbarity, both by the Greeks and Turks.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
The Turk was still in the uniform and jewelled turban which he had donned for the reception at the palace.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
But Turk as Turks go, he "places it under the cushion," when they leave.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
It also inspired a healthy respect among the Turks for enemy submarines.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Beginning with the end of March, 1916, the Turks also launched a series of strong counterattacks along the coastal front.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
The idea at the time was to treat it passively, so long as the Turks did not molest British Moslems on pilgrimage to Mecca.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst

In poetry:

I vonder if dose Dardanelles,
Can shtop der allied fleet,
Somedimes to me dere's someting tells,
Maype dose Turks get peat.
"Hans Begins To Wonder" by Abner Cosens
I'd go to the unspeakable Turk,
Among the Armenian strife;
And ask them how from conscience clear,
They still took human life.
"The Trip I Would Like to Take" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Wars have already been, 'tis plain,
Betwixt the Turk and Christian train,
Nor does the talk of wars yet cease:
May God, to those he loves, give peace!
"Concerning The End Of The World" by Rees Prichard
"This to thy weazand, Christian pest!"
Aloud the Turk in frenzy yelled it,
And drove right through the doctor's chest
The sabre and the hand that held it.
"Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum" by William Schwenck Gilbert
This Turk he had one only daughter,
The fairest my two eyes eer see;
She steal the keys of her father's prison,
And swore Lord Bateman she would let go free.
"The Loving Ballad Of Lord Bateman" by Andrew Lang
When she is by, I leave my work,
I love her so sincerely; My master comes like any Turk,
And bangs me most severely: But let him bang his bellyful,
I'll bear it all for Sally; She is the darling of my heart,
And she lives in our alley.
"Sally In Our Alley" by Henry Carey

In news:

Anxious Turks suspect US plot is behind Syria's implosion.
News -> INDReporter FRI, MAY 18 5:28PM by Leslie Turk.
Turks & Caicos / Dive Provo .
News -> INDReporter MON, JUL 30 12:50PM by Leslie Turk.
Recount confirms Turks & Caicos election results.
Turk had retired from Consol Energy after 28 years and was a member of UMWA Local 9909 of Fairmont.
News -> INDReporter FRI, JAN 13 12:50PM by Leslie Turk.
Grillo, Karen F Turk, Gill Menna, Goodwin Procter LLP.
News -> INDReporter TUE, MAR 15 10:38AM by Leslie Turk.
The INDsider -> Leslie Turk TUE, FEB 3, 2009 @ 3:36AM by Leslie Turk.
News -> INDReporter TUE, MAR 20, 2012 @ 10:55AM by Leslie Turk.
INDExtra -> INDExtra SUN, JAN 30, 2011 @ 8:27PM by Leslie Turk.
ABiz -> Acadiana Business TUE, DEC 27, 2011 @ 12:40PM by Leslie Turk.
News -> INDReporter FRI, OCT 15, 2010 @ 2:56PM by Leslie Turk.
Yes, the sand at Grace Bay beach, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, is incredible—white, soft and fine.

In science:

Stukow, Conjugacy classes of finite subgroups of certain mapping class groups, Turk. J.
Small torsion generating sets for hyperelliptic mapping class groups
The effects of this uncertainty have recently been studied by Turk et al. (2011).
The First Stars
This issue was addressed briefly in Turk et al. (2011), who showed that the two approximations yielded similar values for fτ for densities n < 1015 cm−3 during the initial collapse of the gas, with differences of at most a factor of two.
The First Stars
Turk et al., 2011), but it is unclear to what extent these reflect real differences between numerical approaches as opposed to natural variation in the details of the collapse.
The First Stars
It is unclear whether simulations that include this effect would produce dense gas with such a wide range of temperatures and accretion rates, although a study that is currently being carried out by Turk and collaborators should address this issue in the near future (M.
The First Stars