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Bleak (bl&ē;k), a. [OE. blac, bleyke, bleche, AS. bl&ā;c, bl&aē_;c, pale, wan; akin to Icel. bleikr, Sw. blek, Dan. bleg, OS. bl&ē;k, D. bleek, OHG. pleih, G. bleich; all from the root of AS. bl&ī;can to shine; akin to OHG. bl&ī;chen to shine; cf. L. flagrare to burn, Gr. fle`gein to burn, shine, Skr. bhr&ā;j to shine, and E. flame. √98. Cf. Bleach, Blink, Flame.] 1. Without color; pale; pallid. [Obs.]
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When she came out she looked as pale and as bleak as one that were laid out dead. Foxe.
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2. Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.
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Wastes too bleak to rear
The common growth of earth, the foodful ear.
Wordsworth.
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At daybreak, on the bleak sea beach. Longfellow.
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3. Cold and cutting; cheerless; as, a bleak blast.
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-- Bleak"ish, a. -- Bleak"ly, adv. -- Bleak"ness, n.
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Bleak, n. [From Bleak, a., cf. Blay.] (Zo&ö;l.) A small European river fish (Leuciscus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidæ; the blay. [Written also blick.]
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&hand_; The silvery pigment lining the scales of the bleak is used in the manufacture of artificial pearls. Baird.
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