(quote-book)|location=Glasgow|publisher=Printed for the author, and sold by Robert Faulder,(nb...); C. Eliot,(nb...); and —— Cross,(nb...)|year=1786|page=95|pageurl=https://archive.org/details/prospectusofnewt00gedd/page/95/mode/1up|oclc=11355535|passage=They Catholics and Puritans encumbered their verſion the Bible with a load of uſeleſs Italics; often without the leaſt neceſſity, and almoſt always to the detriment of the text. In fact, either the words in Italics are virtually implied in the Hebrew, or they are not. In the former caſe they are a real part of the text, and ſhould be printed in the ſame character: in the latter, they are generally ill aſſorted and clumſy ekes, that may well be ſpared; and which often disfigure the narration under pretence of connecting it.
(quote-book)|edition=6th|location=London|publisher=Groombridge and Sons,(nb...)|year=1850|pages=24–25|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=3otIAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA25|oclc=6127130|passage=Various have been the contrivances for effecting the separation of storage and breeding departments in a hive. (..) An empty box or hive, pushed beneath a full one, is denominated a ''Nadir'',—a mode of practice not always advisable except in the case of swarms of the same year, or towards the latter end of very abundant seasons. A still smaller addition to a common hive consists of merely a few bands of straw, on which it is raised temporarily, and this constitutes an ''eke''. (..) The entrance to the stock-hive must be stopped, and one made at the bottom of the eke or nadir.
A spacer put between or over or under hive parts to make more space.(cite-web)
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
(quote-book)|editor=Bradley (botanist)|Richard Bradley|title=Husbandry and Trade Improv’d: Being a Collection of Many Valuable Materials Relating to Corn, Cattle, Coals, Hops, Wool, &c. (...) In Three Volumes|location=London|publisher=Printed for Woodman and Lyon(nb...)|date=(J2G)|year_published=1727|volume=I|issue=CXIII|page=303|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=wERRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA303|oclc=911709521|passage=Now the reaſons why they teach the calves to drink ſo ſoon are various. (..) ''Secondly'', the goodwife ſaves milk by this way of drinking, for ſhe quickly ekes out the milk with pottage, &c.
(quote-book)|location=Edinburgh|publisher=Printed by Mundell and Son,(nb...)|year=a. 1751|year_published=1794|oclc=45787369|newversion=republished in|editor2=Anderson (editor and biographer)|Robert Anderson|title2=The Works of the British Poets.(nb...)|location2=London|publisher2=Printed for John & Arthur Arch; and for Bell & Bradfute, and J. Mundell & Co.(nb...)|year2=1795|volume2=VIII|page2=729|pageurl2=https://books.google.com/books?id=BfASAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA729|column2=2|oclc2=221535929|passage=Pity the hag-ridd'n quiv'rer who contracts / To ſuperſtition's gloom religion's joy, / And humbles adoration into dread. / Who ekeing his inch'd meaſure from within, / Peeps through his narrow ſoul's dim loop-hole wink, / And inſolently by his own ſcale takes / The altitude of heaven.
(quote-book) Reproduced Verbatim from the Edition of 1768.|location=London|publisher=Printed for T. and J. Allman,(nb...); T. Boone,(nb...); and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy,(nb...)|year=1768|year_published=1817|page=71|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=pUpgAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA71|oclc=230662336|passage=All ''ekes'' helps as the geni-wren said, when she piss'd in the sea. / Many littles make a mickle, the whole ocean is made up of drops.
(quote-journal), for & Robinson|Archibald Constable & Co.(nb...), and Longman Hurst Rees and Orme,(nb...)|month=July|year=1805|volume=VI|issue=XII|page=428|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=rEc7AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA428|oclc=950902861|passage=The author &91;(w)&93; ekes out his volume with a great many extraneous details, which relate to a ſubſequent period; (..) The whole work is ſingularly confuſed and deſultory: and, indeed, the plan which the author adopts, is altogether incompatible with that unity and coherence which is eſſential to hiſtory.
(quote-journal).|magazine=The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review.(nb...)|location=Boston, Mass.|publisher=Printed and published by Thomas B. Wait and Co.(nb...)|month=June|year=1811|volume=X|page=384|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=Q-ERAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA384|oclc=994384291|passage=It must be acknowledged, that Mr. Gifford|William Gifford's versification is sometimes unharmonious, and even harsh; that, like almost every other translator, he too often has recourse to ''eking words'' in order to complete his measure, and that his rhymes are frequently imperfect and faulty.
(RQ:Mill Political Economy)
(quote-book), compiler and editor|chapter=Leech Book|title=Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England. Being a Collection of Documents, for the Most Part Never Before Printed, Illustrating the History of Science in this Country Before the Norman Conquest.(nb...)|series=Rerum Britannicarum Medii Ævi Scriptores, or Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages|seriesvolume=35|location=London|publisher=Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green|year=1865|section=book II, chapter xxxix|page=249|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=ixc2AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA249|oclc=1145889173|passage=If however the distention from the wind cometh suddenly, then these things cannot help, since that will turn into dropsy. If one applieth the warming ''leechdoms'' to that, then one eketh ''or augmenteth'' the disease.
(quote-book)|year=2011|isbn=978-0-7475-9152-8|edition2=paperback|location2=London|publisher2=Bloomsbury Publishing|year2=2012|page2=197|pageurl2=https://books.google.com/books?id=L_RqWaBZqLcC&pg=PA197|isbn2=978-1-4088-2233-3|passage=But before too long, the rations that Parivash was ekeing out to feed them fell short and the tension that sprang from so many families piled in together overflowed.
(quote-book) sailors, whalers, and lobstermen eking a hard-won living from the ocean.
(quote-web)|date=12 July 2012|passage=British tycoon (w) stole the show here Wednesday, announcing that he and his family would be on Virgin Galactic's first trip into space, as Airbus and Boeing eked out more plane orders.
(quote-book)|year2=December 2015|page2=24|pageurl2=https://books.google.com/books?id=CWZOBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA24|isbn2=978-1-4767-3465-1|passage=Very nearly as a cure for the man's innocence Tengan fired his cannons on him, and as the pilot, doomed and honorable, eked his plane a few metres into the air, both he and it were consumed by a frightful orb of fire.
(quote-book)|chapter=Description of Spring, wherin Eche Thing Renewes, Saue Onely the Louer|chapterurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=bqAiGYp_tT4C&pg=PA6|title=Songes and Sonettes,(nb...)|location=London|publisher=Apud Richardum Tottel ''i.e.'', (w)|year=a. 1548|year_published=1557|oclc=216598387|passage=The ſoote ''i.e.'', sweet ſeaſon, that bud and blome forth brings, / With grene hath clad the hill, and eke the vale: (..)
1848, Charles Dickens, ''Dombey and Son''
- A vinegary face has Mrs Miff, and a mortified bonnet, and eke a thirsty soul for sixpences and shillings.
(l): The speaker or writer, referred to as the grammatical subject, of a sentence.
wood of oak