stankie
Stank Stank, n. [OF. estang, F. ['e]tang, from L. stagnum a pool. Cf. {Stagnate}, {Tank} a cistern.] 1. Water retained by an embankment; a pool of water. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Robert of Brunne. [1913 Webster]

2. A dam or mound to stop water. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Stank hen} (Zo["o]l.), the moor hen; -- called also {stankie}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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