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dawk1

[dawk, dahk] /dɔk, dɑk/
noun
1.
dak.

dawk2

[dawk] /dɔk/
noun
1.
a person who advocates neither a conciliatory nor a belligerent national attitude.
Origin of dawk2
1965-1970
1965-70; d(ove)1 + (h)awk1
Related forms
dawkish, adjective
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  • There was a tense silence, accentuated by the amiable thumping of dawks' tail.

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  • The house waited in breathless silence for Mr dawks' casting vote.

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  • "I wonder why you want to marry me," she mused, fondling Mr dawks' ears.

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  • The second was a certain Mr dawks, who has not previously been mentioned in this narrative.

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  • Mr dawks, having arisen from his nightly resting-place outside Daphne Vereker's bedroom door, strolled downstairs to the study.

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  • Mr dawks laboriously remounted the staircase and scratched delicately at his mistress's bedroom door.

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  • Sir John made no comment, but gave no active support to the inclusion of Mr dawks in the party.

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  • "Good-bye, old man," she said to dawks, caressing the dog's long ears and unbecoming nose.

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  • It was Mr dawks who really showed to the greatest advantage during the next half-hour.

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  • But Mr. dawks concluded his paper with a courteous sentence, which was very well taken and applauded by the whole company.

British Dictionary definitions for dawks

dawk1

/dɔːk/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of dak

dawk2

/dɔːk/
noun
1.
(dialect) a Northern English dialect word for hand
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