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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLANK

Ise warrant hes do that, doctor; and in slank the faithful beast.

"I'se warrant he's do that, doctor;" and in slank the faithful beast.

There was another roar of laughter—feebly suppressed by a judicial frown—and I slank away, annihilated.

There they slank behind a curtain; and when he came out, the rings above fluttered with fear and love and hope.

His quips were silent too, and his brain was empty as his sack; he slank along, and seemed to decline popular observation.

And as Tipperary completed his chapter of reproaches, he slank crouchingly under the shadow of the toldo.

Tom slank away, while Jack explained the insolence of the man, getting advice born of long experience.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English slincan "to creep, crawl" (of reptiles), from Proto-Germanic *slinkan (cf. Swedish slinka "to glide," Dutch slinken "to shrink, shrivel;" related to sling (v.)). Of persons, attested from late 14c. Related: Slinked; slinking.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.