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balk
used in David Copperfield

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Definition to refuse to comply
  • 'I dare say he'll last a long time yet, Blossom,' said my aunt, patting Dora on the cheek, as she leaned out of her couch to look at Jip, who responded by standing on his hind legs, and baulking himself in various asthmatic attempts to scramble up by the head and shoulders.
    Chapters 46-48 (95% in)

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