Slinking
Slink Slink, v. t. [imp. {Slunk}, Archaic {Slank}; p. p. {Slunk}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slinking}.] [AS. slincan; probably akin to G. schleichen, E. sleek. See {Sleek}, a.] 1. To creep away meanly; to steal away; to sneak. ``To slink away and hide.'' --Tale of Beryn. [1913 Webster]

Back to the thicket slunk The guilty serpent. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

There were some few who slank obliquely from them as they passed. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

2. To miscarry; -- said of female beasts. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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