Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Definitions for beek
- To bask or warm in the sunshine or before a fire.
- (Of wood) to season by exposure to heat.
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Citations for beek
"Galen, you and the lads go beek yourselves by fireside."
I ran towards him-but I remember no more,-though at times something crosses my mind, and I have wild visions of roofless walls, and a crowd of weeping women and silent men digging among ashes, and a beautiful body, all dropping wet, brought on a deal from the mill-dam, and of men, as it was carried by, seizing me by the arms and tying my hands,-and then I fancy myself in a house fastened to a chair;-and sometimes I think I was lifted out and placed to beek in the sun and to taste the fresh air.
Origin of beek
Beek is related to the same Middle English root that results in bake.