ask-upmark kidney ask-up·mark kidney (āsk’ŭp’märk)
a kidney disorder characterized by renal hypoplasia with decreased lobules and deep transverse grooving of the cortical surfaces of the organ.
with suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval: he looked askance at my offer. with a side glance; sidewise; obliquely. historical examples she was desperately conscious of me, watching me askant with the curiously commingled fear and trustfulness of a child. mcclure’s magazine, vol 31, no 2, june 1908 various captain jackman, in these few moments of pause […]
any of the cl-ss of synthetic, nonflammable, liquid dielectrics used chiefly for insulation in transformers.
a native african police officer or soldier, especially one serving a colonial administration. historical examples the askaris kept double guard; but at dawn eleven of the porters were missing. sacrifice stephen french whitman we had four askaris, one of whom was the noisiest man i have ever heard. in africa john t. mccutcheon both porters […]
to put a question to; inquire of: i asked him but he didn’t answer. to request information about: to ask the way. to try to get by using words; request: to ask advice; to ask a favor. to solicit from; request of: could i ask you a favor? ask her for advice. to demand; expect: […]
strict self-discipline or self-control, as for religious or meditative purposes. noun a practice of severe self-discipline or ascetism for spiritual reasons; also written ascesis word origin gk.