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balk

the term used in queuing analysis where a customer decides that a QUEUE is too long and decides to leave.
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That's it, come on!" came a third voice just then, and "Uncle's" red borzoi, straining and curving its back, caught up with the two foremost borzois, pushed ahead of them regardless of the terrible strain, put on speed close to the hare, knocked it off the balk onto the ryefield, again put on speed still more viciously, sinking to his knees in the muddy field, and all one could see was how, muddying his back, he rolled over with the hare.
The clergyman's shy and sensitive reserve had balked this scheme Roger Chillingworth, however,was inclined to be hardly, if at all, less satisfied with the aspect of affairs, which Providence -- using the avenger and his victim for its own purposes, and, perchance, pardoning, where it seemed most to punish -- had substituted for his black devices A revelation, he could almost say, had been granted to him.
Hunt was not accustomed to the management of "voyageurs," and he had a crew admirably disposed to play the old soldier, and balk their work; and ever ready to come to a halt, land, make a fire, put on the great pot, and smoke, and gossip, and sing by the hour.
The first was crushed by my father in the prisoner's cell, and this man is quite aware of it, for he himself wanted to get hold of it, and, being balked in his hope, he very nearly fell out with my father, who had been the cause of his disappointment.
More men began thrusting with more rods, but Alphonso was not to be balked. Sara saw him coming and screamed her shrillest and savagest at him.
Managers are not allowed to argue balks calls, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon went out and tried to get an explanation from Dreckman.
any balks in fast shooting always occur on the forward movement of the trigger finger.
The Mariners' Felix Hernandez balks before delivering the next pitch, which is called "ball two." With Myers running on the pitch, Mariners catcher Carlos Ruiz fires the ball over the head of third baseman Kyle Seager, and Myers comes home and scores.
If the US balks on IMF reform, adjusting control based on capital quotas, impatient countries may form an alternative organization
When there are i customers in the system upon arrival, the probability that a customer balks from the system is 1-[b.sub.i], and the immediate balking rate is [lambda](1 - [b.sub.i]) The average balking rate (B.R.) is given by