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or pol·lack  (pŏl′ək)
n. pl. pollock or pol·locks also pollack or pol·lacks
Any of various marine food fishes of the genera Pollachius and Theragra, closely related to the cod, especially T. chalcogramma of northern Pacific waters, often used for manufactured fish products.

[Middle English poullok, the Atlantic pollock (Pollachius pollachius), of unknown origin.]


1. (Biography) Sir Frederick. 1845–1937, English legal scholar: with Maitland, he wrote History of English Law before the Time of Edward I (1895)
2. (Biography) Jackson. 1912–56, US abstract expressionist painter; chief exponent of action painting in the US


(ˈpɒl ək)

n., pl. -locks, (esp. collectively) -lock.
1. a greenish North Atlantic food fish, Pollachius virens, of the cod family, with a white lateral stripe and a jutting lower jaw.
2. Also, pollack. a related, brownish food fish, P. pollachius.
[1495–1505; assimilated variant of podlok (Scots); akin to Scots paddle lumpfish; see -ock]


(ˈpɒl ək)

1. Sir Frederick, 1845–1937, English legal scholar and author.
2. Jackson, 1912–56, U.S. painter.
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Noun1.pollock - United States artist famous for painting with a drip techniquePollock - United States artist famous for painting with a drip technique; a leader of abstract expressionism in America (1912-1956)
2.pollock - lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish
Pollachius pollachius, pollack, pollock - important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
3.pollock - important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic)pollock - important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod
gadoid, gadoid fish - a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae
pollack, pollock - lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish
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As yet, they have not insisted on our estimating Lamar" tine by the cubic foot, or Pollock by the pound -- but what else are we to infer from their continual plating about "sustained effort"?
The primary text includes the following essays: Jerry Wasserman, " Walsh and the (De-)Construction of Canadian Myth" (13-28); Shelley Scott, "Sharon Pollock and the Scene of the Crime" (29-46); Jason Wiens, "Ownership and Stewardship in Sharon Pollocks Generations" (47-64); Cynthia Zimmerman, "Different Directions: Sharon Pollock's Doc" (65-82); Wes D.
If Kaprow justified his environmental aesthetic by means of a privileged experience of Pollock's work--"A medium-sized exhibition space with the walls totally covered by Pollocks," he wrote, "offers the most complete and meaningful sense of his art possible"--Oldenburg's "fragmental" understanding pointed toward a facet of the Abstract Expressionist's production he likely never directly encountered: Pollock's fleeting engagements with the sculptura1.
In this, Henri reinforces what has become a standard historical genealogy, in which Kaprow's interpretation of Pollock subtends his status as the "central figure" of postwar environments and performance.
Helen Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in New York, said there are some blanks in the catalog and that some "new" Pollocks might yet be discovered.
They actually gain something from being viewed in the company of abstract paintings unlike themselves in method and imagery --which is generally how we do see these Pollocks in museum collections--for the contrasts to be observed in such contexts have the effect of underscoring the element of furious, headlong energy in Pollock.
The company failed to produce the letter even after the Pollocks and Klicpera filed a discovery motion in 1986, which sought "any letters sent by your company to physicians concerning theophylline toxicity in children.
The Pollocks quickly realized that nearby Lake McConaughy, called "Nebraska's western oasis," would require constant coverage.
I also tracked down as many actual Pollocks as I could find so that I could closely examine how they were made.
That two of the three Pollocks triumph despite exceeding those dimensions bears witness to his genius.
Guggenheim is particularly jealous of Lee Krasner, who "kept all Pollock's paintings in storage and did not even want to sell to museums," while Guggenheim gave away eighteen Pollocks.