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The toxins sink in to porous, easily detached hairs on the rat’s flanks.
RATS WITH POISONOUS HAIRDOS LIVE SURPRISINGLY SOCIABLE PRIVATE LIVESSUSAN MILIUSJANUARY 12, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
With no limits atop the panels, Senate Democrats can languish in the middle flank of the dais for decades.
SEN. DURBIN WILLING TO GIVE UP SUBCOMMITTEE POST AS PEACE OFFERING AMID DEMOCRATS’ POST-ELECTION INFIGHTINGPAUL KANE, SEUNG MIN KIMDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
A forward in her early years, O’Hara is also adept in an advanced position on the flanks.
WASHINGTON SPIRIT ACQUIRES USWNT’S KELLEY O’HARA IN TRADE WITH UTAH ROYALSSTEVEN GOFFDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In many ways, the fight hasn’t been nearly what the left flank of the Democratic Party might have wanted — or what Kennedy’s GOP colleagues pretended it was.
DEMOCRATS’ NON-PERSECUTION OF AMY CONEY BARRETTAARON BLAKEOCTOBER 15, 2020WASHINGTON POST
One day, they all had a picnic on the scrubby flank of a hill, under a brutal sun.
TO FIND HOPE IN AMERICAN COOKING, JAMES BEARD LOOKED TO THE WEST COASTJOHN BIRDSALLOCTOBER 2, 2020EATER
Done, says he, why let fifty of our men advance, and flank them on each wing.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
But one battalion was isolated on a spur, from which there seemed no way of escape save under a scorching flank fire.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
He usually seizes his prey by the flank near the hind leg, or by the throat below the jaw.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Then came the turn of the Manchesters, left in the lurch, with their right flank hanging in the air.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
It was a most difficult and dangerous operation, for at any moment the Archduke John might appear on the exposed right flank.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FLANK

  • bound
  • define
  • edge
  • flank
  • fringe
  • hem
  • lie along
  • lie alongside
  • margin
  • rim
  • surround
  • verge
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