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spelk

(spɛlk)
n
dialect Scot and Northern English a splinter of wood
[from Old English spelc, spilc surgical splint; related to Old Norse spelkur splints]
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Her short-form fiction is regularly published in Flash Fiction Magazine, Eunoia Review, Sick Lit Magazine, Ink in Thirds and Spelk Fiction.
Tom said: "Last year, writing Geordie The Musical (a hit at the Customs House, South Shields) and my poetry collection, Spelk, reawakened my love of our dialect.
Sunday in the Georgian kicks off a day of jazz music at noon with the NOEL DENNIS QUARTET, followed throughout the day by SAXOPHONICS, MILESTONES, the CLAUDE WERNER QUARTET, SPELK, MARK WILLIAMS TRIO, LEGOHEAD, and FUNK REGULATORS closing things up.
Joe O'Connor netted a hattrick as Bar Stamps under-15s (Neil Spelk 2, Tom Parry, Liam Archibald) hammered Brunswick 8-1.
Posner (1973), as well as Spelk, Hirst, and Neisser (1976), demonstrated that performance on dual tasks and the ability to efficiently allocate resources among competing tasks depend on practice.
But the North East is the only part of England to cling to the spelk, below
It's not quite as clear cut as he seems to make out: I'm a double barrel and also 22 years a roofer, whereas I suspect it's a few years since Dave the working-class hero has emerged from the pit with soot on his chubby chops, although he might have risked the occasional spelk from his pencil.
I've got this spelk in my finger and I can't get it out.
SPELK Spelk, like sneck, is another word it's easy to presume is used everywhere, but in fact it's all but unique to Scotland and the North of England.
Spelk is non-standard English and comes from the Old English spelc, meaning split wood.