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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Awkward.
 
French, gauche, not dexterous. Awk means the left hand. Hence in Holland’s Plutarch we have “The awke or left hand”; and again, “They receive her awkly when she presenteth … the right hand.” (See SINISTER.)   1
 


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