Words whose 9th letter is K
Blackcock (n.) The male of the European black grouse (Tetrao tetrix, Linn.); -- so called by sportsmen. The female is called gray hen. See Heath grouse.
Blackwork (n.) Work wrought by blacksmiths; -- so called in distinction from that wrought by whitesmiths.
Brownback (n.) The dowitcher or red-breasted snipe. See Dowitcher.
Catchwork (n.) A work or artificial water-course for throwing water on lands that lie on the slopes of hills; a catchdrain.
Duykerbok (n.) A small South African antelope (Cephalous mergens); -- called also impoon, and deloo.
Earthdrake (n.) A mythical monster of the early Anglo-Saxon literature; a dragon.
Ellachick (n.) A fresh-water tortoise (Chelopus marmoratus) of California; -- used as food.
Fenugreek (n.) A plant (trigonella Foenum Graecum) cultivated for its strong-smelling seeds, which are
Fieldwork (n.) Any temporary fortification thrown up by an army in the field; -- commonly in the plural.
Finchbacked (a.) Streaked or spotted on the back; -- said of cattle.
Flintlock (n.) A hand firearm fitted with a flintlock; esp., the old-fashioned musket of European and other armies.
Goldylocks (n.) A plant of several species of the genus Chrysocoma; -- so called from the tufts of yellow flowers which terminate the stems; also, the Ranunculus auricomus, a kind of buttercup.
Greenback (n.) One of the legal tender notes of the United States; -- first issued in 1862, and having the devices on the back printed with green ink, to prevent alterations and counterfeits.
Haversack (n.) A bag or case, usually of stout cloth, in which a soldier carries his rations when on a march; -- distinguished from knapsack.
Headstock (n.) The part of a lathe that holds the revolving spindle and its attachments; -- also called poppet head, the opposite corresponding part being called a tailstock.
Hollyhock (n.) A species of Althaea (A. rosea), bearing flowers of various colors; -- called also rose mallow.
Horseback (n.) An extended ridge of sand, gravel, and bowlders, in a half-stratified condition.
Houseleek (n.) A succulent plant of the genus Sempervivum (S. tectorum), originally a native of subalpine Europe, but now found very generally on old walls and roofs. It is very tenacious of life under drought and heat; -- called also ayegreen.
Moonblink (n.) A temporary blindness, or impairment of sight, said to be caused by sleeping in the moonlight; -- sometimes called nyctalopia.
Patchwork (n.) Work composed of pieces sewed together, esp. pieces of various colors and figures; hence, anything put together of incongruous or ill-adapted parts; something irregularly clumsily composed; a thing putched up.
Presswork (n.) Work consisting of a series of cross-grained veneers united by glue, heat, and pressure.
Quillback (n.) An American fresh-water fish (Ictiobus, / Carpiodes, cyprinus); -- called also carp sucker, sailfish, spearfish, and skimback.
Rackarock (n.) A Sprengel explosive consisting of potassium chlorate and mono-nitrobenzene.
Raskolnik (n.) The name applied by the Russian government to any subject of the Greek faith who dissents from the established church. The Raskolniki embrace many sects, whose common characteristic is a clinging to antique traditions, habits, and customs. The schism originated in 1667 in an ecclesiastical dispute as to the correctness of the translation of the religious books. The dissenters, who have been continually persecuted, are believed to number about 20,000,000, alth>
Redstreak (n.) A kind of apple having the skin streaked with red and yellow, -- a favorite English cider apple.
Sheepback (n.) A rounded knoll of rock resembling the back of a sheep. -- produced by glacial action. Called also roche moutonnee; -- usually in the plural.
Shredcook (n.) The fieldfare; -- so called from its harsh cry before rain.
Skirlcock (n.) The missel thrush; -- so called from its harsh alarm note.
Steinbock (n.) A small South African antelope (Nanotragus tragulus) which frequents dry, rocky districts; -- called also steenbok.
Swartback (n.) The black-backed gull (Larus marinus); -- called also swarbie.
Touchback (n.) The act of touching the football down by a player behind his own goal Underlocker (n.) A person who inspects a mine daily; -- called also underviewer.
Waterwork (n.) Painting executed in size or distemper, on canvas or walls, -- formerly, frequently taking the place of tapestry.
Waterwork (n.) An hydraulic apparatus, or a system of works or fixtures, by which a supply of water is furnished for useful or ornamental purposes, including dams, sluices, pumps, aqueducts, distributing pipes, fountains, etc.; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Zumbooruk (n.) A small cannon supported by a swiveled rest on the back of a camel, whence it is fired, -- used in the East.
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