So,” said Gimblet to himself, “it appears that the worthy Mr. chark has been talking.
Gimblet folded the letter carefully, replaced it in the envelope, and handed it back to Mr. chark.
But with the "chark" the result was nearly as certain as when flint, steel, and tinder were employed for this purpose.
Sir Gregory and I, Mr. chark, were on our way to see if she had been heard of at the hospitals, at the moment of your arrival.
Some hawks require to be hooded, such as the chark and the Shaheen; others need no covering for the eyes.
Or perhaps your friend chark would rather think that I was given to poisoning my relations?
He would say “chark” for everything, merely varying the key higher or lower according to the exigencies of the case.
Another suggestion is that it is connected with “chirk” or “chark,” an old word meaning “to make a grating noise.”