Balk means: A ridge of land left unplowed between furrows, or at the end of a field; a piece missed by the plow slipping aside.
Balk means: A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called "the balks."
Balk means: One of the beams connecting the successive supports of a trestle bridge or bateau bridge.
Balk means: A hindrance or disappointment; a check.
Balk means: A sudden and obstinate stop; a failure.
Balk means: A deceptive gesture of the pitcher, as if to deliver the ball.
Balk means: To leave or make balks in.
Balk means: To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles.
Balk means: To omit, miss, or overlook by chance.
Balk means: To miss intentionally; to avoid; to shun; to refuse; to let go by; to shirk.
Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.
Zythepsary means: A brewery.
Zythem means: See Zythum.
Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.
Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.
Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.
Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.
Zymose means: Invertin.
Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.
Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.
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