Third-person singular simple present indicative form of eke.(verb)
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Use "ekes" in a sentence
"The scenery through which we passed was thoroughly that of the lower districts of the Alps, with nothing Jurane in its character, and the elevation finally achieved was not very great: indeed, at a short distance from the glacière, we passed a collection of very neat châlets, with gardens and garden-flowers, one of the châlets rejoicing in countless beehives, with three or four 'ekes' apiece."
"Balveer Singh Meena, a 31-year old farmer in the village of Mohanpura in northern Karauli, ekes out a living growing wheat and chickpeas."
"The only time I have ever seen a camel in Cairo was on the Giza plateau, where an underclass ekes out a living hustling rides to tourists visiting the pyramids."