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wauk

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/ (wɔːk) /
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verb
a Scot word for wake 1
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British Dictionary definitions for wauk (2 of 2)

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waulk

/ (wɔːk) /

verb
(tr) Scot to full (cloth)

Word Origin for wauk

C15: variant of walk
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How to use wauk in a sentence

  • Like the smith's dog, sleep at the sound o' the hammer, and wauk at the crunching o' teeth.

    The Proverbs of Scotland|Alexander Hislop
  • The huge legs of the wauk-mill took no more seven-leagued strides nowhither.

    Robert Falconer|George MacDonald
  • Wauk sat very close to him, with elbows on her knees, looking as though she would much prefer to be squatted down upon the floor.

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