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chark

[chahrk]
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noun British Dialect.
  1. charcoal(def 1).
  2. coke1.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to char; convert into coke.
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Origin of chark

1485–95; earlier charke cole, back formation from charcoal
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Examples from the Web for chark

Historical Examples

  • He would say “chark” for everything, merely varying the key higher or lower according to the exigencies of the case.

    Original Penny Readings

    George Manville Fenn

  • Gimblet folded the letter carefully, replaced it in the envelope, and handed it back to Mr. Chark.

    Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels

    Mrs. Charles Bryce

  • 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.

    Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels

    Mrs. Charles Bryce

  • Or perhaps your friend Chark would rather think that I was given to poisoning my relations?

    Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels

    Mrs. Charles Bryce

  • So,” said Gimblet to himself, “it appears that the worthy Mr. Chark has been talking.

    Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels

    Mrs. Charles Bryce