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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


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.

balk, baulk

1. A squared timber used in building construction.
2. A low ridge of earth that marks a boundary line.


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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Baulk has been working for Inside Track, who hold workshops for investors.
After being contacted by the Sunday Mail, an Inside Track spokesman said: "Mr Baulk used to work as a consultant for us but we shall now be suspending him indefinitely.
Baulk, 37, bought the homes in a trendy development near Ocean Terminal, in Leith, Edinburgh, and rented them out.