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Etymology 1 n. (context British slang English) a member of the groundcrew in the RAF. Etymology 2

interj. Expressing trepidation; eek.


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Erk (historic party)

ERK was a socialist party active in Bashkiria, Bukhara and Turkestan from 1919 to 1926. The founding document was written by Validov as part of the preparations for the to switch from the to that of the Bolsheviks in February 1919. This led to the foundation of the Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in March 1919.

The party was established when two groups, simultaneously but independently of each other, decided to organize themselves into independent political formations in the Third International. The original groups based in Tashkent and Temjassovo, Bashkiria, were supplemented by activists from Bukhara and Kirghizia following a chance meeting in Moscow in November 1919. They decided to draw up a 12 point programme. Despite obvious signs that their organizing as a separate party would be unacceptable to the Comintern, they nevertheless met in June 1920, and decided to proceed, taking no account of the programme and regulations of the Third International.

During the Congress of the Peoples of the East, their organizational committee met, including Validov and Dzhanizakov. A new programme of 27 points was hammered out, and Abdulhamid Arifov - at that time the military commissar of the Bukharan People's Soviet Republic - replaced Dzhanizakov on the committee.

The committee met again 7 - 10 January 1921, this time in Bukhara, when they changed the name to Turkestan Sosialistlar Tüdesi (Circle of Turkestan Socialists) abbreviated to Tüde. In April that same year, with representatives from Khorezm, the programme was reduced to 9 points. In 1926 the name was changed to Sosialist ERK Firkasi (Socialist Party of Turkestan ERK).

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Usage examples of "erk".

She knew both Erk and Pleth well and knew they were talking over the open channel just so she would butt in.

And because duty there was so boring, commanders turned a deaf ear to the shenanigans of hotshots like Erk and his wingmate when they violated military protocol.

And then, as if even the weather were allied with the invaders, the dust storm had started up again, and Odie and Erk had been forced to find precarious shelter.

Dimly, Erk was aware that there was no such creature native to Praesitlyn, but here it was anyway.

As it threw back its head to swallow the limb, Erk drew his sidearm with his last remaining strength and fired.

At those times the tactical communications net came alive with reports and orders, and both Erk and Odie became fully alert, but once the shooting died down they took turns trying to catch some sleep.

Odie had taught Erk enough about their weapon that he could operate it by himself and deliver immediate fire if anything moved in their sector.

Odie screamed, but Erk just shook his head as if she were an annoying insect and kept on firing.

He looked at her in the strobing light of the barrage, then at Erk, lying on his back beside her.

She could see Erk in the cockpit giving the thumbs-up sign and smiling broadly.

Raders asked, running up to where Odie stood and looking up at Erk in his cockpit.

It was then that he noticed Odie standing with Erk and the two guards.