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English Dictionary: eke by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Eke \Eke\, adv. [AS. e[a0]c; akin to OFries. [a0]k, OS. [?]k, D.
      [?]ok, OHG. ouh, G. auch, Icel. auk, Sw. och and, Dan. og,
      Goth. auk for, but. Prob. from the preceding verb.]
      In addition; also; likewise. [Obs. or Archaic]
               'T will be prodigious hard to prove That this is eke
               the throne of love.                                 --Prior.
               A trainband captain eke was he Of famous London town.
      Note: Eke serves less to unite than to render prominent a
               subjoined more important sentence or notion.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Eke \Eke\ ([emac]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Eking}.] [AS. [c7]kan, [df]kan; akin to OFries, [be]ka, OS.
      [?]kian, OHG. ouhh[d3]n to add, Icel. auka to increase, Sw.
      [94]ka, Dan. [94]ge, Goth. aukan, L. augere, Skr. [?]jas
      strength, ugra mighty, and probably to English wax, v. i. Cf.
      {Augment}, {Nickname}.]
      To increase; to add to; to augment; -- now commonly used with
      out, the notion conveyed being to add to, or piece out by a
      laborious, inferior, or scanty addition; as, to eke out a
      scanty supply of one kind with some other. [bd]To eke my
      pain.[b8] --Spenser.
               He eked out by his wits an income of barely fifty
               pounds.                                                   --Macaulay.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Eke \Eke\, n.
      An addition. [R.]
               Clumsy ekes that may well be spared.      --Geddes.
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