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Any heavy material carried on a ship, or hot-air balloon, to make it more steady. Middle Low German “ballast” < probably Old Swedish “barlast” < “bar”=mere + “last”=cargo, load.

Wild, mad, excited, silly, or meaningless. Old French “acraser”=to break into pieces < ?Old Swedish “kraslig”=easily broken.

Notch at the end of an arrow, or the ends of a bow. Middle English “nokke” ? < Old Swedish “nocka”=incision, notch.

An ant. Early Scandinavian c.f. Old Icelandic “maurr,” Old Swedish “mor.”

To satisfy someone’s cravings; to please. Old English “gecwéme” same Germanic root as Old Swedish “qvama” and Old Danish “kvemme.”

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