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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Eke \Eke\ ([=e]k), verb (used with an object) [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, verb (used without an object) 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Eke \Eke\, adverb [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]

'T will be prodigious hard to prove That this is eke the throne of love. --Prior.

A trainband captain eke was he Of famous London town. --Cowper.

Note: Eke serves less to unite than to render prominent a subjoined more important sentence or notion. --M[aum]tzner.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Eke \Eke\, noun An addition. [R.]

Clumsy ekes that may well be spared. --Geddes.


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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.

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