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Yolk

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Yolk. n.s. [See Yelk.] The yellow part of an egg.

Nature hath provided a large yolk in every egg, a great part whereof remaineth after the chicken is hatched; and, by a channel made on purpose, serves instead of milk to nourish the chick for a considerable time. Ray on the Creation.

Sources: Ray, John (59)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Yolk." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 21, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4970.


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