Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. balca, beam, ridge; akin to Icel. bālkr, partition, bjālki, beam, OS. balko, G. balken,; cf. Gael. balc, ridge of earth between two furrows. Cf. Balcony Balk (v. t.), 3d Bulk
The man balked at nothing.
"When A Man's A Man" by Harold Bell Wright
An accident balked these exertions and the message appeared.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
This man will balk us with his baffling prate.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
The applicant might have been balked temporarily in his ambition.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
Only fall to, and show no timid balking.
"Faust" by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
But the old man was not to be balked.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
Thus, through talking too much, I balked my own plans.
"The Boy Allies with the Victorious Fleets" by Robert L. Drake
You try to balk me and you'll be sorry.
"Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island" by Alice Emerson
Pay less attention to the horse that balks, and give more oats to those that pull.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
Was he to be balked that way!
"Roof and Meadow" by Dallas Lore Sharp
Free as the wind he blows,
Door nor gate to balk him,
Riches, hey! Now give place!
Poverty goes walking!
"The Song Of The Spensthrift" by Ivan Nikitin
In the ship-yard, idly talking,
At the ship the workmen stared:
Some one, all their labor balking,
Down her sides had cut deep gashes,
Not a plank was spared!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIII. -- The Building Of" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To him Philemon: 'I'll not balk
Thy will with any shackle;
Wilt add a harden to thy walk?
There! take her without further talk:
You're both but fit to cackle!'
"Gold Egg: A Dream-Fantasy" by James Russell Lowell
What we did as we climbed, and what we talked of
Matters not much, nor to what it led, —
Something that life will not be balked of
Without rude reason till hope is dead,
And feeling fled.
"At Castle Boterel" by Thomas Hardy
No balk retarding, no anchor anchoring, on no rock striking,
Swift, glad, content, unbereav'd, nothing losing,
Of all able and ready at any time to give strict account,
The divine ship sails the divine sea.
"Carol Of Words" by Walt Whitman
No danger shall balk Columbia's lovers,
If need be, a thousand shall sternly immolate themselves for one,
The Kanuck shall be willing to lay down his life for the Kansian, and
the Kansian for the Kanuck, on due need.
"States!" by Walt Whitman
But, to Fender 's embarrassment, investors balked.
Financier balks at possible 225-year sentence.
The political satire's writers say the US co-production partner never balked at the show's trademark profanity.
A former interim superintendent at the El Paso Independent School District said he balked at a request by a state monitor to suspend employees suspected of participating in a scheme to cheat state and federal accountability measures.
A's hitting instructor banned by California League over balks.
Intentional balks not the best way to end game.
Balks at White House Plan on Fiscal Crisis.
But council members balked, saying $12,000 is enough of a salary.
When I started noticing that my right arm balked a bit when I made a left turn in my truck I worried a bit.
NCAA Balks at Efforts to Loosen Restrictions on Athletes' Images in Ads.
Former Mayor Balks at Bulkhead Proposal for West Water Street.
On Thursday, Ann Romney made his annual birthday treat, meatloaf cakes, on Rachael Ray's show while the candidate collected the endorsement of Meat Loaf , another blast from the past who balked at the notion that the Cold War was over.
Mass murderer balks at prison conditions.
TVA employees balk at Obama plan to pay for pension benefits.
Prime Minister David Cameron balks at the proposal.
Let us suppose the bodies A and B are balks with rectangular cross-sections, and their length is much greater than the minimal cross-section side. Such a supposition does not restrict the generality, because each form can be divided in such balks.
Glynn. 2005. A diffusion approximation for a GI /GI /1 queue with balking or reneging.
Martingale proofs of many-server heavy-traffic limits for Markovian queues
The images that are excluded by these cuts contain either very bright stars or peculiarities that cause the SDSS image-processing pipeline to balk.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
Inconsistency of the Riemannian geometry, obtained in the framework of the pluralistic approach, is a very serious balk for application of the Riemannian geometry in the relativistic theory of gravitation.
Monistic conception of geometry
Readers who balk at the idea of supplying a 2-CNF formula as an example for an exponential-time algorithm may try to generalize (10) for values of k ≥ 3.
PPZ For More Than Two Truth Values - An Algorithm for Constraint Satisfaction Problems