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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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balk
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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  • It was a fine apartment in which we found ourselves, large, lofty, and heavily raftered with huge balks of age-blackened oak.

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  • Our teacher balked at the suggestion of an open-book test.
  • The horse balked at the jump.

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