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Sidebar: the Electoral College is the balk rule of government.
“Megalodon fossils appear in shallower marine sediments,” Balk said.Shark Week Is Lying Again: Megalodon Is Definitely Extinct|David Shiffman|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although my temptation is to balk like a sitcom father—“Whaddya mean these guys are famous for Tweeting?!”
Producers are not likely to want to hire another actor who may balk at the pressure of filming the major project.Meet Jamie Dornan: ’50 Shades of Grey's' New Christian Grey|Kevin Fallon|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Unlike entitlement cuts, sequester cuts must be renewed every year by Congress, and sooner or later, Congress will likely balk.Republicans Don’t Really Care About Reducing America’s Debt|Peter Beinart|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the first place the result of my pilgrimage was very doubtful, and in the second you would have done all you could to balk me.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
But balk her in a whim, and she would pour forth the eloquence of a fish-wife or a lady of easy virtue in a pot-house quarrel.A Lady of Quality|Frances Hodgson Burnett
Boggs looked as though he were going to balk flat, until he saw Hal turn as though to summon a soldier.
But there was no telling at what moment these fanatic Mexicans would discover what was going on, and balk it all.
I started to call her something or other a hundred times, I guess, and then I'd balk.Ramsey Milholland|Booth Tarkington