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Eke by

Parf of speech: Verb, OED Year: N/A, OED Evaluation: N/A


Yeah. I finish-- I graduated high-school just barely. Thank God the ah, the teacher's went on strike. Um, 'cause then we didn 't have to write our exams one year, or something happened where I- don-'t-know, I- that 's how I graduated. I-mean, I just barely eked by. But I, I started smo-- smoking pot like when I was sixteen and it kind-- kind-of became a habit.
To get by with great effort
So they- they were from- all of them were quite familiar with how to use land that had nothing. Sheep- ah, not the Wilks family but a lot of the settlers and- you can see that couldn't eke a living out of some of the- the, ah, rocky areas and-such. Um, so it was kind of hard times up by Lanark. Now, on the other hand the Corr family were fairly wealthy farmer bunch and they were hard, hard workers.
To get by with great effort