porlock


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porlock

(ˈpɔːlɒk)
vb
to interrupt or intrude at an awkward moment
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"Porlock, Watson, is a nom-de-plume, a mere identification mark; but behind it lies a shifty and evasive personality.
"Ah, yes--the so-called Porlock is a link in the chain some little way from its great attachment.
Hence the extreme importance of Porlock. Led on by some rudimentary aspirations towards right, and encouraged by the judicious stimulation of an occasional ten-pound note sent to him by devious methods, he has once or twice given me advance information which has been of value--that highest value which anticipates and prevents rather than avenges crime.
Anyhow, Friend Porlock is evidently scared out of his senses--kindly compare the writing in the note to that upon its envelope; which was done, he tells us, before this ill-omened visit.
It is more than likely that Porlock took his message from the old one.
Seaview Lads SAC also travelled across the bridge to Porlock where Ada Harries took the honours with 4lb 5oz, consisting of a codling and conger eel.
It was a good night for the pairing of Malcolm Truman and Masher Porlock who dropped just a couple of games between them in disposing of George Gerakios and Taylor Pearson.
Non-native species will be tackled in the Bollin, Cheshire, natural flood management methods in Porlock Vale streams will slow water run-off from Exmoor's uplands, and elsewhere rivers will be reconnected with their floodplains.
Indy, a year-old cocker spaniel, was fortunate to suffer only minor injuries after falling off Hurlestone Point, near Porlock, Somerset, on Thursday.
All they knew was he had lived for a time in Porlock Road, Stourbridge, and worked as a Stanley Gibbons employee.