Definition of cark:
inconvenience oneself, deflect, derange, ail, disarray, trouble oneself, incommode, trouble, disturb, inconvenience, perturb, put out, disquiet, upset, unhinge, discommode, mope, distract, fret, concern, throw out of kilter, dwell, disorder, brood, disoblige, worry, pain, bother, stew, distress.
- "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
They left the old room with its hauntings of a boy's search for gold, with, back of that, who might know what hauntings of ancient times and fortress doings, violences and agonies, subduings, revivings, cark and care and light struggling through, dark nights and waited- for dawns!- "Foes", Mary Johnston.
" Do you know," said I, " there are a great many young fellows going out in ships as officers when they could be of much more benefit to people generally if they stayed home and helped their mothers to 'bark cark, ' or do other little things around the nursery or kitchen."- "Mr. Trunnell", T. Jenkins Hains.