Cark (?), n. [OE. cark, fr. a dialectic form of F. charge; cf. W. carc anxiety, care, Arm karg charge, burden. See Charge, and cf. Cargo.]

A noxious or corroding care; solicitude; worry.

[Archaic.]

His heavy head, devoid of careful cark. Spenser.

Fling cark and care aside. Motherwell.

Ereedom from the cares of money and the cark of fashion. R. D. Blackmore.

 

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Cark (?), v. i.

To be careful, anxious, solicitous, or troubles in mind; to worry or grieve.

[R.]

Beau. & fl.

 

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Cark, v. t.

To vex; to worry; to make by anxious care or worry.

[R.]

Nor can a man, independently . . . of God's blessing, care and cark himself one penny richer. South.

 

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