[ US /ˈɛɫk/ ]
[ UK /ˈɛlk/ ]
  1. large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male
  2. large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
  3. common deer of temperate Europe and Asia
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  • Such a cynosure, at least in aspect, and something such too in nature, though with important variations made apparent as the story proceeds, was welkin-eyed Billy Budd, or Baby Budd, as more familiarly under circumstances hereafter to be given he at last came to be called, aged twenty-one, a foretopman of the British fleet toward the close of the last decade of the eighteenth century. Billy Budd
  • ¶ Fresshe sturgyon, breme, perche in gelly, a Ioll of samon, sturgyon, and welkes; apples & peres rosted with suger candy. Early English Meals and Manners
  • It was wonderful, an Orkney village confronted with a swan, a selkie, and a dragon, and the consequences of allowing (or forcing) them to live among humans, as humans. "And when the waves came crashing down, he closed his eyes and softly kissed her."
  • After the famous New York trial of her boyfriend and pimp Mickey Jelke, "the oleo-margarine heir," the former call girl Pat Ward had quietly married an osteopath and they lived in Hollywood, Florida. An Interview with Gail Godwin about her novel Queen of the Underworld, and her memoir The Making of a Writer, both published in early 2006.
  • Frothy geysers and hissing fumaroles vent into icy air, huge herds of elk and bison gather in low basins for food and warmth, the forest glitters with ice, and a blanket of snow brings a rare silence.
  • Whelks are widely distributed, but are commercially exploited in only some regions.
  • Elsewhere in Wiltshire, flood warnings were in place in Melksham and drivers were disrupted by floodwater in Lacock.
  • Police believe a gang of up to five men were responsible for a raid on a Melksham store in which hundreds of pounds were stolen from an unlocked office.
  • Imagine hunting elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center.
  • Phyllis Magelky, head clinician at Dakota Orofacial Myology, 3309 Fiechtner Drive, Fargo, has earned certification in orafacial myology. Homepage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND
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