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Ekaluminium
Ekasilicon
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Eking definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

E'KING, ppr. Increasing; augmenting; lengthening.
E'KING,n. Increase or addition.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Eke Eke ([=e]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eked; p. pr. & vb. n. Eking.] [AS. [=e]kan, [=y]kan; akin to OFries, [=a]ka, OS. ?kian, OHG. ouhh[=o]n to add, Icel. auka to increase, Sw. ["o]ka, Dan. ["o]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. ``To eke my pain.'' --Spenser. He eked out by his wits an income of barely fifty pounds. --Macaulay.



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