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The pairs of rafts are joined by three baulks 15 ft. long laid in parallel grooves in the framing.
A tackle hooked to one of the baulks of timber forming the staith was being hauled at by five women and two men!Yorkshire Painted And Described|Gordon Home
I am told that such tiers of terraces are not uncommon in these parts, where they are called baulks.'The English Village Community|Frederic Seebohm
Large supplies of the ordinary heavy baulks could not be carried with an army: but strength is required nevertheless.
So these "baulks" are made like planks, very oblong if looked at endwise, also thinner at the ends than in the middle.