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/wɑːrk; wɔːrk/
a Scot word for work
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  • Aifter aboot ten meenits mair o' this wark, she shot at me ower her shouther the obsairve, 'Isn't it an obstinate wretch?'

  • His evil spirit is awa i' puir 'Brownie's' body, bent on Deevil's wark.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • They were never first at the wark wha bade God speed the wark.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • Noo, get to wark, an' dinna stand there greetin' an' waggin' yer tongues.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • Weorc, werc (our wark), was a disease of pain or achingness, as the gout or colic.

  • wark packs quite beautifully, and then I do like some one about me—that I like.'

    The Convert Elizabeth Robins
  • Among the oldest of these villages is wark, some five miles below Reedsmouth.

  • And Miss Doris has got a mother' (plain that wark was again in the market garden).

    The Convert Elizabeth Robins
  • The removal of the lead to wark alone occupied the carts of the army for several days.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
  • I took him in and gave him wark, and I took him back after I'd discharged him.

    The Grain Ship Morgan Robertson

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