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balk or baulk
From Old English balca (ridge, bank). Earliest documented use, noun: 885, verb: 1393.
“Nothing, agreed, is alien to love
When pure desire has overflowed its baulks.”
Robert Graves; Collected Poems; Cassell; 1965.
“She balked at the bedroom door, digging in her heels. ‘It’s just a bedroom, Katie,’ he said. ‘We have to pass through it to get to the bathroom where my first aid supplies are.’”
Lori Wilde; A Wedding for Christmas; Avon; 2016.
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