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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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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.
Ah, would it not be sweet revenge indeed to balk the King in this venture so dear to his heart!
If you interfere to balk his vengeance, you should remember there is one way to shut your testimony out; and that is to put you in the dock.
It's all dead easy if Rosy don't balk when the flag drops.