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  1. Scot and Northern English dialect a splinter of wood
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Word Origin

from Old English spelc, spilc surgical splint; related to Old Norse spelkur splints
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Historical Examples

  • He is content that ye lay broken arms and legs on His knee, that He may spelk them.

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford

    Samuel Rutherford