eke


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eke \Eke\ ([=e]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eked ([=e]kt); p. pr. &
   vb. n. Eking.] [AS. [=e]kan, [=y]kan; akin to OFries.
   [=a]ka, OS. [=o]kian, OHG. ouhh[=o]n to add, Icel. auka to
   increase, Sw. ["o]ka, Dan. ["o]ge, Goth. aukan, L. augere,
   Skr. [=o]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.
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         He eked out by his wits an income of barely fifty
         pounds.                                  --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eke \Eke\, adv. [AS. e['a]c; akin to OFries. ['a]k, OS. ?k, D.
   ?ok, OHG. ouh, G. auch, Icel. auk, Sw. och and, Dan. og,
   Goth. auk for, but. Prob. from the preceding verb.]
   In addition; also; likewise. [Obs. or Archaic]
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         'T will be prodigious hard to prove
         That this is eke the throne of love.     --Prior.
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         A trainband captain eke was he
         Of famous London town.                   --Cowper.
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   Note: Eke serves less to unite than to render prominent a
         subjoined more important sentence or notion.
         --M[aum]tzner.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eke \Eke\, n.
   An addition. [R.]
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         Clumsy ekes that may well be spared.     --Geddes.
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