yerk


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yerk

(jɜːk)
vb (tr)
a variant form of yark
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Imagine twenty thousand of them breaking into the midst of an European army, confounding the ranks, overturning the carriages, battering the warriors' faces into mummy by terrible yerks from their hinder hoofs; for they would well deserve the character given to Augustus, RECALCITRAT UNDIQUE TUTUS.
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And elsewhere in the play die profession of shoemaking yields a number of metatheatrical puns upon players' violent and sexual deviancies: Eyre instructs the shoemakers to "yerk and seam, yerk and seam" (7.
Hermundstad & Peloquin, 1986; Yerk & Peloquin, 1989, 1990;
Yerk (1520) takes the versatility prize: 'to draw stitches tight'; 'to crack a whip', 'to fling heels', 'to carp at.
So do our vulgar drench their peasant limbs In blood of princes; and their wounded steeds Fret fetlock-deep in gore and with wild rage Yerk out their armed heels at their dead masters, Killing them twice.
All we got was No from three fat-necked bureaucrats and yerk I couldn't bring myself to sleep with even one of them.
In diploid cultivated x wild species hybrids, tuber production under a 14-h photoperiod appears to be dominant over that for the inability to tuberize (Hermundstad & Peloquin, 1985; Jacobsen & Jansky, 1989; Yerk, 1989; Jansky et al.
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NASDAQ: NCIT) reported it has appointed Austin Yerks to its board of directors.
Even the peace-loving Houyhnhnms, for all their incomprehension of war, would inflict a crushing defeat on any invader: "Imagine twenty Thousand of them breaking into the Midst of a European Army, confounding the Ranks, overturning the Carriages, battering the Warriors Faces into Mummy, by terrible Yerks from their hinder Hoofs" (Gulliver's Travels Vol.