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Lank hair

Lank \Lank\ (l[a^][ng]k), a. [Compar. Lanker; superl. Lankest.] [ AS. hlanc; cf. G. lenken to turn, gelenk joint, OHG. hlanca hip, side, flank, and E. link of a chain.]

  1. Slender and thin; not well filled out; not plump; shrunken; lean.

    Meager and lank with fasting grown.

    Who would not choose . . . to have rather a lank purse than an empty brain?

  2. Languid; drooping. [Obs.]

    Who, piteous of her woes, reared her lank head.

    Lank hair, long, thin hair.