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to prevent from accomplishing a purpose

a large, oblong piece of wood or other material, used especially for construction

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the area on a billiard table behind the balkline

one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof

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an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base

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refuse to comply

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Bard (2-4) ended up with a memorable line: He gave up five runs on six hits and four walks while also throwing a wild pitch and getting called for two balks during the same at-bat.
The most significant milestone in the company's history took place in 2005 for the American continent with the founding of Dethlefsen & Balk Inc.
First base umpire Angel Hernandez, who ejected Francona as part of Friday's balk fest, actually invited him out of the dugout this time to explain the call, which he could do since it was not a step balk.
Please remember that the first grass you see on Green Balk Lane is not a dog toilet, it is private land - mine.
Each component of the installation fused the familiar and the complex, functioning as a structural model for key aspects of Quantum Journalism which attempts to trace, from Hellenism to the present, the development of what Balk terms "the subjective mind" within a field of "extensive relations.
Balk comes to Dade Behring from the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, where he was a partner and key individual responsible for building the company's corporate and securities practice in its New York office.
Dethlefsen & Balk provides a wide selection of premium loose-leaf teas and accessories, as well as flavored teas and tisanes.
Cable Design Technologies (NYSE: CDT), a leading worldwide provider of high-speed network connectivity products, today announced that Lance Balk had joined its board of directors.
It's an assignment at which anyone with the usual broad range of enthusiasm would balk, as one might balk at a similar exercise with regard to, say, cities, or close friends.
Dethlefsen & Balk, a company with more than 160 years of tradition and expertise currently offers an annual catalog of more than 300 tea specialties, with special focus on flavored teas where new ideas are constantly created.
Unlike many other contemporary painters, his conceptual strategies do not serve to disguise an expressive content that some of us might balk at swallowing unmediated.
But two errors, a balk, a hit batsman and a bad fielding decision at a crucial juncture figured prominently in helping the JetHawks avoid what would have been a season-high four game losing streak.
Tenants will always balk, or try to use a hangnail on their toe or the dog eating their homework to change a deal," recited William G.
However, first-mortgage lenders often balk at allowing additional debt to be added to the property - even if the co-op is financially sound and total debt is a modest percentage of value, says Gartenstein.