beak1 verb
1 to warm oneself la14-.
2 be warmed to the point of discomfort 20-. etymology: Scots; uncertain origin; Older Scots beke, beyk, beek ‘to expose the body to warmth; to enjoy warmth, bask’; found in Middle English circa 1400, beke, beyke obsolete in Modern English; attested by JS and BW
beak2 verb to be nosey 20-. etymology: perhaps from an association of a person’s nose with a bird’s beak; collected and attested by JS
beak3 noun a glimpse of light: ...and you could walk in the black dark [during the wartime blackout] and not even see a beak of a light... 20-. etymology: perhaps a development from Scots beak ‘The act of basking in the sun or at the fire’; attested by DW in DC