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balk
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As I Lay Dying
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  • Then that boy passed me, running and hollering at Darl and the gal trying to catch him, and then I see the mules come rolling slow up out of the water, their legs spraddled stiff like they had balked upside down, and roll on into the water again.

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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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