Contek
Contek Con"tek (k[o^]n"t[e^]k), n. [OE. conteck, conteke, contake, perh. a corruption either of contact or contest.] 1. Quarrel; contention; contest. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Contek with bloody knife. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Contumely; reproach. [Obs.] --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]


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