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Cark  v. t.  To vex; to worry; to make by anxious care or worry. (R.) "Nor can a man, independently... of God's blessing, care and cark himself one penny richer."

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"Cark" Quotes from Famous Books

... cark and moil, Let pride for empty honours toil, I 'd a' their wealth and honours gie For ae sweet hour, dear maid, wi' thee. An hour wi' thee, an hour wi' thee, An hour i' the mild moonlight wi' thee; Earth's stores and titles a' I 'd gie For an hour i' the ...
— The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI. - The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century • Various

... durable; save that a danger awaiteth his youth." The father was sorely concerned at this saying, when they added "But, O King, he shall escape from it nor shall aught of injury accrue to him!" Hereupon the King cast aside all cark and care and robed the wizards and dismissed them with splendid honoraria; and he resigned himself to the will of Heaven and acknowledged that the decrees of destiny may not be countervailed. He committed ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 6 • Richard F. Burton

... to the former of these, wicked men that incessantly moil, and cark, and drudge for the acquiring of it, and never enjoy any of the comforts of this life, through the vehement pursuit of riches, are generally frustrated and disappointed in their aims: whereas, on the contrary, those ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 218, December 31, 1853 • Various

... interests thrust upon me there—business, convention, the happenings throughout the world. I achieved to a degree the state in which body and spirit were pliant instruments for the simple needs and indulgences of my being, and my mind, relieved of the cark of custom in advanced communities, considered, and clarified as never before, the values of life. It was as if one who had been confined indoors for years at a task supervised by critical guardians was moved to a beautiful garden with only laughing children for playmates and a kindly nature ...
— Mystic Isles of the South Seas. • Frederick O'Brien

... desert place This or next week, And those tracks trace That fill me with cark And cloy; nowhere Being movement or mark Of ...
— Late Lyrics and Earlier • Thomas Hardy

Words linked to "Cark" :   disquiet, distract, upset, vex, worry, perturb, trouble, disturb, unhinge

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