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balk

, baulk
1. a roughly squared heavy timber beam
2. a timber tie beam of a roof
3. Baseball an illegal motion by a pitcher towards the plate or towards the base when there are runners on base, esp without delivering the ball

balk

[bȯk]
(building construction)
A squared timber used in building construction.
(civil engineering)
A low ridge of earth that marks a boundary line.
(mining engineering)
A sudden thinning out, for a certain distance, of a bed of coal.

balk, baulk

1. A squared timber used in building construction.
2. A low ridge of earth that marks a boundary line.
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Daniel Bard had already survived perhaps the wildest inning of his major league career, one that included a pair of balks and a wild pitch, when he headed out for the eighth inning.
Dethlefsen & Balk has come a long way since then even though there were many ups and downs in the company's long history, glamorous phases and trailblazing ideas like adding tea accessories to the merchandise as early as the 1970s; but, of course, also times that were not glossy, which took all of their stamina, passion, patience and courage.
Green Balk Lane could not cope with the volume of traffic.
It's a huge question Balk poses, whether in relation to quantum physics or to the ways we see the world we live in every day.
Balk has nearly 20 years of senior-level sales management experience and more than 10 years in the data warehousing and data integration marketplaces.
Another balk by Alfredo Aceves put Denard Span in scoring position with two outs in the eighth, and Jason Kubel flared a single into shallow center.
Balk previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.
I WOULD like to inform the very inconsiderate dog owners who walk their dogs on Green Balk Lane in Lepton that the law states dogs must be kept on leads and owners are to clear up after them.
In this text for general readers, Balk uses a journalistic style to describe the sweeping drama of radio history from its inception to the present day.
Four napkin sets arranged in overlapping grids and pinned to the wall with schematics, along with illustrations of a four-stage philosophical system Balk calls "Quantum Journalism.
NASDAQ:DADE) today announced that Lance Balk will join the company as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective May 8, 2006.
Dethlefsen & Balk, suppliers to the specialty tea trade from Hamburg, Germany, have expanded their presence into the U.