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Bilk  n.  
A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk.
A cheat; a trick; a hoax.
Nonsense; vain words.
A person who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky person.

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"Bilk" Quotes from Famous Books

... Bunhill, and distant Watling-street. No Persian carpets spread th' imperial way, But scatter'd limbs of mangled Poets lay; From dusty shops neglected authors come, Martyrs of pies, and reliques of the bum. Much Heywood, Shirley, Ogleby there lay, But loads of Shadwell almost chok'd the way. Bilk'd stationers for yeomen stood prepar'd, And Herringman was captain of the guard. The hoary prince in majesty appear'd, High on a throne of his own labours rear'd. At his right hand our young Ascanius sate, Rome's other hope, and pillar of the state. His brows thick fogs, instead of glories, grace, ...
— English Satires • Various

... not talk much, though she began by saying: 'Pay up at once, old man ... You don't look like a fellow who would bilk a girl, but it puts me into better trim when ...
— The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume III (of 8) • Guy de Maupassant

... one!"—and they pounced upon him and proposed to turn him over to the police as a bilk. He begged piteously. He confessed his guilt, but said he had been driven to his crime by necessity—that when he had eaten the plate of beans and flipped out without paying for it, it was because he was starving, ...
— Chapters from My Autobiography • Mark Twain

... is gone, and so is the Sun, And farming is nought but a bilk. When our Butter is Dutch, and our Cheese is Yank, Why, why should they leave us ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101. Sep. 12, 1891 • Various

... Holmhurst School who rejoiced in the name of Alexander Magnus Bilk. But, as sometimes happens, our Alexander the Great did not in all respects resemble the hero to whom he was indebted for his name. Alexander the Great, so the school-books say, was small in stature and mighty in mind. Bilk was small in mind and lanky in stature. They called him "Lamp-post" ...
— Parkhurst Boys - And Other Stories of School Life • Talbot Baines Reed

Words linked to "Bilk" :   baffle, forbid, frustrate, cross, break loose, disappoint, let down, prevent, queer, chisel, thwart, get away, short-circuit, rip off, forestall, evade, dash, scotch, escape, elude, ruin, foil, deprive, spoil

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