Spelk
Spelk Spelk, n. [AS. spelc, spilc, a little rod by which a thing is kept straight, a splint for binding up broken bones, akin to Icel. spelkur, pl., a splint. Cf. {Spell} a splinter.] A small stick or rod used as a spike in thatching; a splinter. [Prov. Eng.] --Grose. [1913 Webster]

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  • spelk- — *spelk germ.?, Verb: nhd. spalten; ne. split (Verb); Hinweis: s. *spalka, *spalkjan; Etymologie: idg. *spelg , *pelg , Verb, spalten, Pokorny 987; s …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • spelk — ˈspelk noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English spelke, from Old English spelc, spilc splint; akin to Old Norse spjalk splint, Middle Dutch spalke chip, Welsh fflochen splinter, Armenian p elk long piece of wood and probably to Old High German spaltan …   Useful english dictionary

  • spelk — Verb denoting a dialect variation on the spelling or pronunciation of a word. {Glad to see you here, ddt. Reconize the email as well as the monicker. How about some clever input for the example at longtalk. MW} You people from back east! In dis… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • spelk — Verb denoting a dialect variation on the spelling or pronunciation of a word. {Glad to see you here, ddt. Reconize the email as well as the monicker. How about some clever input for the example at longtalk. MW} You people from back east! In dis… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • spelk — (noun)) 1) a wooden skewer used on a split fish hung up to dry, especially on a young dogfish (Scottish dialect); (verb) 2) to skewer a split fish and keep it open for quicker drying (Scottish dialect) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spelk — noun /spɛlk/ a) A splinter, usually of wood. b) A wooden splinter caught under the skin …   Wiktionary

  • spelk — I Cleveland Dialect List a long splinter, a long thin slip of wood; a splint in the surgical sense II A Geordie Dictionary A splinter III Hartlepool Slang splinter in your finger IV North Country (Newcastle) Words a small splinter, a thatching… …   English dialects glossary

  • Spell — Spell, n. [OE. speld, AS. speld a spill to light a candle with; akin to D. speld a pin, OD. spelle, G. spalten to split, OHG. spaltan, MHG. spelte a splinter, Icel. spjald a square tablet, Goth. spilda a writing tablet. Cf. {Spill}splinter, roll… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conceição (Horta) — Coordinates: 38°32′53″N 28°37′46″W / 38.54806°N 28.62944°W / 38.54806; 28.62944 …   Wikipedia

  • splinter — 1. noun /ˈsplɪn.tə,ˈsplɪn.tɚ,ˈsplɪn.ɚ/ a) A long, sharp fragment of material; often wood. b) A group that formed by splitting off from a larger membership. Syn …   Wiktionary

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