Praying for sleep, perhaps, but the right to conk out near the table?
This unmusical "conk" is sweeter than the "kerchunk" of the bull-frog.
"I got the fog out of my conk to-day, Fanny," he said exultantly.
There is a cancerous disease peculiar to the Pine-tree, to which lumbermen give the original name of "conk" or "Konkus."
This horn is a conk shell, bored at one end, and its sound is heard at a great distance.
We has to be ready for the field by daylight and the conk was blowed, and massa call out, 'All hands ready for the field.'
I member the very day, on the 10th of May, old mistress blowed the conk and told us we was free.
We hear toward evening, high in air, the "conk" of the wild-geese.
If you comes makin' a row 'ere I'll land you one on the conk, so you'd best clear out!'
"You better be thinking of getting us in, one of my engines is about to conk out on me," he called across.
as in conk out, 1918, coined by World War I airmen, perhaps in imitation of the sound of a stalling motor, reinforced by conk (v.) "hit on the head," originally "punch in the nose" (1821), from conk (n.), slang for "nose" (1812), perhaps from fancied resemblance to a conch (pronounced "conk") shell.
: I couldn't get over marveling at how their hair was straight and shiny like white men's hair; Ella told me this was called ''conk''
To apply a mixture sometimes containing lye to the head in order to straighten kinky hair
[1940s+ Black; probably fr Congolene, trademark of a preparation used to straighten hair, influenced by conk1]
To die; cease to operate; conk out: A year after that, a spinster aunt conked (WWI Royal Flying Corps)