From (etyl) .
To be filled with worry, solicitude, or troubles.
To bring worry, vexation, or anxiety.
*1831 , (Adam Clarke), VI p.600:
*:Carnal pleasures are the sins of youth: ambition and the love of power, the sins of middle age: covetousness and carking cares, the crimes of old age.
*:Thanks to that penny he had just spent so recklessly [on a newspaper] he would pass a happy hour, taken, for once, out of his anxious, despondent, miserable self. It irritated him shrewdly to know that these moments of respite from carking care would not be shared with his poor wife, with careworn, troubled Ellen.
(obsolete) A noxious or corroding worry.
- His heavy head, devoid of careful cark .
* R. D. Blackmore
- Fling cark and care aside.
(obsolete) The state of being filled with worry.
- Freedom from the cares of money and the cark of fashion.
A seal (stamp or impression of a stamp ).
* 1818 , '', Chapter XXIX, 1839, ''The Waverley Novels , Volume 2,
- "This is a jark from Jim Ratcliffe," said the taller, having looked at the bit of paper.
(slang, military, British) To modify (weaponry) to disadvantage; especially, to attach and use a tracking device to covertly monitor its location.
* 1996 , Andy McNab, Immediate Action ,
* 2001 , Peter Taylor, Brits:the War Against the IRA ,
- At the end of the day, it was inevitable that the IRA would discover that its weapons were being jarked .
* 2010 , Christopher C. Harmon, Andrew N. Pratt, Sebastian Gorka, Toward a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism ,
- 'Anna' and 'Mary' were involved in operations that drew on a variety of intelligence data: ‘jarking'’; information from agents;One of the weapons, perhaps the Armalite, had been ‘' jarked ’ by the ‘Det’ and tracked for some time.
* 2010 , Ed Moloney, Voices from the Grave: Two Men's War in Ireland ,
- An especially creative method was known as “jarking ,” which involved “the placing of tiny tracking devices on weapons in arms caches so their movements can be followed.”8
- The homes and safe houses he provided were bugged; the weapons hidden in empty houses were ‘jarked ’ so the security forces could keep track of them, and the vehicles used to ferry weapons put under close surveillance.
(track weaponry) Both word and practice became common during the (1968-1998).
* 1996 , William Gilmore Simms, Mary Ann Wimsatt, “Bald-Head Bill Bauldy”'', ''Tales of the South ,
- First, I felt a kick in my side, and ribs; then I felt myself pulled and jarked about, by the arms and shoulders; and, when I opened my eyes and straightened myself out, to see what alligator hed got hold of me now, what should I see but a squad of four or five of our own Rigiment, all pulling at me at onst!
jarking'', in ''The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z , by Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, Taylor & Francis, 2006. ISBN 041525938X, 9780415259385.
* Toby Harnden, Bandit Country: The IRA & South Armagh , ISBN 0-340-71736-X