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Slunk

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.

    Back to the thicket slunk The guilty serpent.
    --Milton.

    There were some few who slank obliquely from them as they passed.
    --Landor.

  2. To miscarry; -- said of female beasts.

Slunk

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.

    Back to the thicket slunk The guilty serpent.
    --Milton.

    There were some few who slank obliquely from them as they passed.
    --Landor.

  2. To miscarry; -- said of female beasts.

Slunk

Slunk \Slunk\ (sl[u^][ng]k), imp. & p. p. of Slink.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
slunk

past tense and past participle of slink (v.).

Wiktionary
slunk

n. An animal, especially a calf, born prematurely or abortively. vb. (en-past of: slink)

WordNet
slink
  1. v. walk stealthily; "I saw a cougar slinking toward its prey"

  2. [also: slunk]

slunk

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Wikipedia
Slunk

A slunk is an animal, especially a calf, born prematurely or abortively. Slunk skin, calfskin typically obtained as a byproduct of cattle slaughter, is also known as chickenskin.

Slunk skin is sold commercially and used for example in furniture. drums, and gloves.

Usage examples of "slunk".

Knowing how strong animal odors were to me, I could not but believe that both horses and hounds would scent in turn the pard who slunk past.

I hated them so I snarled as I slunk past, wishing I could tear them utterly apart.

Knowing how strong animal odors were to me, I could not but believe that both horses and hounds would scent in rum the pard who slunk past.

Somehow, he knew the Grey Ones who slunk behind would not have allowed that contact.

Rishte had slunk back to the edge of the barrier bushes, and his golden eyes gleamed with rage.

Rishte had slunk back to the forest as dawn approached, and Wakje had gone back to sleep, but she needed neither to understand the prickling in her shoulders.

Dogs roused at their passing, but like a wolf Nori snarled at each oldEarth breed, and the dogs slunk back in the shadows.

About the two the vicious wolfhound slunk growling with bristling hair, waiting for an opportunity to rush in upon the white robed antagonist of his master.

And beyond this outer circle of fires, from out of the outer darkness, came the roaring and the coughing, the grunting and the growling of scores of terrible beasts of prey, that slunk back and forth about the encampment thirsting for the blood of the men and women and children who huddled within the safety of the protecting fires.

Like a beast of prey he slunk noiselessly upon all fours into the shelter directly behind the unsuspecting Tur.

Then, with the others at his heels, his long, white feather nodding bravely above his noble head, and the shaggy pelt of Ur, the cave bear, falling from his shoulders, Nu, the chief, slunk silently out of the jungle toward the village of the excited Boat Builders.

Gron slunk about the outskirts of the crowd that pressed around the figure at the stake.

He had crossed upstream on the boulders, and now he slunk close, visible only as a trick of tawny light in the forest.

To her left now, Ruka slunk into the meadow, but between the gloom and the grass, his body was just another motion of the wind, invisible to her eyes.

On the stone behind her, Ruka leaped to the rain-flattened grass and slunk closer, behind a shrub.