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Slink

slink
1. To creep away meanly; to steal away; to sneak. To slink away and hide. 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.
Origin: AS. Slincan; probably akin to G. Schleichen, E. Sleek. See Sleek.
To cast prematurely; said of female beasts; as, a cow that slinks her calf.


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