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 for elk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hooper \Hoop"er\, n. (Zool.) [So called from its note.]
     The European whistling, or wild, swan ({Olor cygnus); --
     called also hooper swan, whooping swan, and elk. Hoopoe

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whistling \Whis"tling\,
     a. & n. from Whistle, v.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Whistling buoy. (Naut.) See under Buoy.
  
     Whistling coot (Zool.), the American black scoter.
  
     Whistling Dick. (Zool.)
     (a) An Australian shrike thrush ({Colluricincla Selbii).
     (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Whistling duck. (Zool.)
     (a) The golden-eye.
     (b) A tree duck.
  
     Whistling eagle (Zool.), a small Australian eagle
        ({Haliastur sphenurus); -- called also whistling hawk,
        and little swamp eagle.
  
     Whistling plover. (Zool.)
     (a) The golden plover.
     (b) The black-bellied, or gray, plover.
  
     Whistling snipe (Zool.), the American woodcock.
  
     Whistling swan. (Zool.)
     (a) The European whooper swan; -- called also wild swan,
         and elk.
     (b) An American swan ({Olor columbianus). See under Swan.
         
  
     Whistling teal (Zool.), a tree duck, as Dendrocygna
        awsuree of India.
  
     Whistling thrush. (Zool.)
     (a) Any one of several species of singing birds of the genus
         Myiophonus, native of Asia, Australia, and the East
         Indies. They are generally black, glossed with blue, and
         have a patch of bright blue on each shoulder. Their note
         is a loud and clear whistle.
     (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  elk \elk\, elke \elke\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
     The European wild or whistling swan ({Cygnus ferus).
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elk \Elk\ ([e^]lk), prop. n.
     a member of the fraternal organization named Benevolent and
     Protective Order of Elks, supporting various services to
     their communities.
     [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  elk \elk\ ([e^]lk), n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh,
     OHG. elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.]
     (Zo["o]l.)
     A large deer, of several species. The European elk Alces
     alces (formerly Alces machlis or Cervus alces) is
     closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or
     wapiti ({Cervus Canadensis) the largest member of the deer
     family, has large, spreading antlers and is closely related
     to the European stag. See Moose, and Wapiti.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     Irish elk (Paleon.), a large, extinct, Quaternary deer
        ({Cervus giganteus) with widely spreading antlers. Its
        remains have been found beneath the peat of swamps in
        Ireland and England. See Illustration in Appendix; also
        Illustration of Antler.
  
     Cape elk (Zo["o]l.), the eland. elk

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  elk
      n 1: large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the
           male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
           [syn: elk, European elk, moose, Alces alces]
      2: large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in
         the male [syn: wapiti, elk, American elk, Cervus
         elaphus canadensis]
      3: common deer of temperate Europe and Asia [syn: red deer,
         elk, American elk, wapiti, Cervus elaphus]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "elk":
     Cape elk, Virginia deer, antelope, buck, camel, camelopard,
     caribou, deer, deerlet, doe, dromedary, eland, fallow deer, fawn,
     gazelle, giraffe, gnu, hart, hartebeest, hind, kaama, moose,
     mule deer, musk deer, okapi, red deer, reindeer, roe, roe deer,
     roebuck, springbok, stag, wildebeest
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  ELK
         Extension Language Kit (Scheme)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Extension Language Kit
  Elk
  
      (Elk) A Scheme interpreter by Oliver Laumann
      and Carsten Bormann
      of the Technical University of
     Berlin.  Elk was designed to be used as a general extension
     language.  New types and primitive procedures can easily
     be added.  It has first-class environments, dynamic-wind,
     fluid-let, macros, autoloading and a dump.  It
     provides interfaces to Xlib, Xt and various widget sets;
     dynamic loading of extensions and object files; almost all
     artificial limitations removed; generational/{incremental
     garbage collector; Unix system call extensions; Records
     (structures) and bit strings.
  
     Version: 2.2 is mostly R3RS compatible and runs on Unix,
     Ultrix, VAX, Sun-3, Sun-4, 68000, i386, MIPS, IBM
     PC RT, RS/6000, HP700, SGI, Sony, MS-DOS
     ({gcc+{DJGPP} or go32).
  
     Germany
     ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pub/Unix/languages/scheme/elk-2.2.tar.gz)">(ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pub/Unix/languages/scheme/elk-2.2.tar.gz).
     ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/elk-2.2.tar.gz)">US (ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/elk-2.2.tar.gz).  US
     ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/comp.sources.misc/volume8/elk)">(ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/comp.sources.misc/volume8/elk).
  
     (1994-12-15)
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Elk -- U.S. County in Kansas
     Population (2000):    3261
     Housing Units (2000): 1860
     Land area (2000):     647.293474 sq. miles (1676.482330 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    3.071416 sq. miles (7.954931 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    650.364890 sq. miles (1684.437261 sq. km)
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             37.425671 N, 96.238982 W
     Headwords:
      Elk
      Elk, KS
      Elk County
      Elk County, KS
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Elk -- U.S. County in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    35112
     Housing Units (2000): 18115
     Land area (2000):     828.651934 sq. miles (2146.198565 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    3.578653 sq. miles (9.268669 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    832.230587 sq. miles (2155.467234 sq. km)
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             41.422346 N, 78.655412 W
     Headwords:
      Elk
      Elk, PA
      Elk County
      Elk County, PA
  

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