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to bask or warm in the sunshine or before a fireplace, stove, or bonfire.
(of wood) to season by exposure to heat.
Obsolete. the act of basking or warming by a fire.
Historical Examples

The e in closed syllables with a full sound (as English a; Sweet, ei) is spelled ee: veel, week (e from i), beek.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8 Various

Some two hundred yards behind lies a support line, a good trench leading down to the beek.
Canada in Flanders, Volume II (of 3) Lord Max Aitken Beaverbrook

He said it was beek, whose home was a great way off, and that he was so old that the sea and the land were not so old as he.
Robinson Crusoe Mary Godolphin

Went out and was taken by beek to see the observatory instruments and wind-registers and seismographs.
William Sharp (Fiona Macleod) Elizabeth A. Sharp


“to bask in the warmth” of something, early 13c., a northern and Scottish word of unknown origin; perhaps ultimately connected to bake (v.).


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