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Synonyms for baulk

the area on a billiard table behind the balkline

one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof

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refuse to comply

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The Jesuits were quite balked by those Indians who, being burned at the stake, suggested new modes of torture to their tormentors.
I am equally balked by antagonism and by compliance.
The wind balked my every effort, ripping the canvas out of my hands and in an instant undoing what I had gained by ten minutes of severest struggle.
But Dobbin would not allow this good nature and generosity to be balked, and so accommodated Mr.
Here the two men wandered off into a discussion of union affairs and the strike situation; but Saxon refused to be balked, and brought back the talk to the land.
Snodgrass,' he said, stopping suddenly, 'do not let me be balked in this matter--do not give information to the local authorities--do not obtain the assistance of several peace officers, to take either me or Doctor Slammer, of the 97th Regiment, at present quartered in Chatham Barracks, into custody, and thus prevent this duel
I can't remember the last time I balked in my life, ever.
The Post-Dispatch reported than Lane balked when asked to take a big pay cut in order to renew her contract.
Caption: BALK CALLED: The Los Angeles Dodgers sued insurer Ace American last month, alleging the firm balked at paying more than $9 million under a disability policy the club has on right-handed pitcher Jason Schmidt.
For this second effort, the label balked at the double-set treatment, and Nellie took her 23 tracks and walked.
CEO Peter Davies, who will continue to serve as the top executive at the new airline, decided that a shutdown and clean start were necessary when BWIA's four labor unions balked at concessions proposed in the carrier's latest restructuring plan.
Rogers eventually balked at the idea of being deliberately gored by a bull 16 times.
Yet it balked at letting American members of Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal (UDV), a Brazil-based religious group, use ayahuasca, a psychedelic tea made from Amazonian plants.
The commissioners balked, saying it did not happen that way.
Moreover, many on the left argued that Bush intends to "energize the base" of conservatives on his behalf by nominating a solid constitutionalist to the court in order to please rebellious conservatives who balked at his earlier nomination of White House Counsel Harriet Miers.