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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eke \Eke\ ([=e]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eked ([=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Eking.] [AS. [=e]kan, [=y]kan; akin to OFries. [=a]ka, OS. [=o]kian, OHG. ouhh[=o]n to add, Icel. auka to increase, Sw. ["o]ka, Dan. ["o]ge, Goth. aukan, L. augere, Skr. [=o]jas strength, ugra mighty, and probably to English wax, v. i. Cf. Augment, Nickname.] To increase; to add to; to augment; -- now commonly used with out, the notion conveyed being to add to, or piece out by a laborious, inferior, or scanty addition; as, to eke out a scanty supply of one kind with some other. "To eke my pain." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] He eked out by his wits an income of barely fifty pounds. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eking \Ek"ing\, n. [From Eke, v. t.] (Shipbuilding) (a) A lengthening or filling piece to make good a deficiency in length. (b) The carved work under the quarter piece at the aft part of the quarter gallery. [Written also eiking.] [1913 Webster]




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