Marked vs Yarked - What's the difference?
As an adjective marked
As a verb yarked is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (mark) (noun)
Having a visible or identifying mark.
# Of a playing card: having a secret mark on the back for cheating.
Clearly evident; noticeable; conspicuous.
(linguistics) Of a word, form, or phoneme: distinguished by a positive feature.
- The eighth century BC saw a marked increase in the general wealth of Cyprus.
singled out; suspicious; treated with hostility; the object of vengeance.
- e.g. in author'' and ''authoress , the latter is marked for its gender by a suffix.
- A marked man.
* This adjectival sense of this word is sometimes written , rather than being silent, as in the verb form. This usage is largely restricted to poetry and other works in which it is important that the adjective’s disyllabicity be made explicit.
See (mark) (verb)
From (etyl) . More at (l).
To make ready; prepare.
*1881 , Walter Gregor, Notes on the Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland :
(obsolete) To dispose; be set in order for; be destined or intended for.
(obsolete) To set open; open.
- [...] Yet thou hast given us leather to yark , and leather to bark, [...]
Origin uncertain, probably originally imitative; compare (jerk) etc.
To draw (stitches etc.) tight.
To hit, strike, especially with a cane or whip.
To crack (a whip).
*, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.96:
*:he would throw a Dagger, and make a whip to yarke and lash [tr. faisoit craqueter''], as cunningly as any Carter in ''France .