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English Dictionary: eking by the DICT Development Group
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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]:
   Eking \Ek"ing\, n. [From {Eke}, v. t.] (Shipbuilding)
      (a) A lengthening or filling piece to make good a deficiency
            in length.
      (b) The carved work under the quarter piece at the aft part
            of the quarter gallery. [Written also {eiking}.]
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