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, 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
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A strip of earth left in place between the trenches of an archeological dig to permit study of the stratigraphy of the area as long as possible.
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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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i. An aborted landing resulting from something happening on the final stages of the approach, such as an obstruction on the runway.
ii. To obstruct landing of an approaching aircraft, forcing it to overshoot.
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Muttley, of course, has the answer and can reveal that in the official Racing Post clich handbook, baulked represents losing two lengths, badly baulked three, bumped four, badly bumped five and very badly bumped six, with stumbled meaning more than that.