Stank

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stank A dam or mound to stop water.
    • imp Stank Stunk.
    • v. i Stank To sigh. "That for his wife weepeth and siketh sore."
    • Stank Water retained by an embankment; a pool of water.
    • a Stank stăṉk Weak; worn out.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stank A body of standing water; a pool; a pond.
    • n stank A tank; a ditch.
    • stank To dam up.
    • stank Exhausted; weary.
    • stank Old preterit of stink.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • pa.t Stank stangk of stink.
    • n Stank stangk (Scot.) a ditch, a pool, a tank.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. estang, F. étang, from L. stagnum, a pool. Cf. Stagnate Tank a cistern
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estang, a pond—L. stagnum, a stagnant pool.

Usage

In literature:

Both the towns and the business stank.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
Here, Tam, ye'd better gang up by the Stank burn an' keep a look-oot ower the hills, an' I'll start him.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
Literally, the land stank.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Jonas turned with relief and got back on the path, but it stank quite as badly as the house had.
"Wizard" by Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
The colonnades of the stately temple of Ephesus stank with proofs of their correctness.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Allah knows I always loved the soul of thee, though the Brutestant stank in my nose; now from this day forth I am thy brother.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
The hold steamed like an oven, stank most offensively, and groaned with anguish.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
He had said, that the bally things stank.
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
The smoke stank in our nostrils, but the flame was cheery.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
Nowhere at any time has there been a metropolis that so stank to heaven.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
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In poetry:

The lichts o' langsyne are noo laid on the shelf,
An' maybe they've smoor't the wee wannerin' elf,
Or sous'd the bit Spunk in some broun mossy stank,
Sae deep that it canna win up to the bank.
"Spunkie" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

In college, he was known as " Stank ," as in A.J.
House of Stank is coming to town for Pride, playing Sunday at Juanita More.
Stink… stank …stunk MISTER ANGELOS APPEARS.
Over the past 29 years, Todd Steed has played as a member of seven different Knoxville bands, not to mention solo under such non de plumes as Todzilla and Johnny Stank.
VIENNA (AP) — Nina Stanke is too young to drive, but for her 16th birthday, she's getting the right to vote.
Yeah, it's been a while since it all went down but the stank aroma of the fuzz breathin' down your neck is worse than week old road kill.
We're living among some stank folk.
What is the best way to get the stank out of your Flip Flops.
Cologne and gum can only cover up so much stank.
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In science:

Note that although the PCF interaction total energy is lower than the CAS-MCHF one, it is still 2.10−4Eh above the Stanke et al.’s result .
Exploring Biorthonormal Transformations of Pair-Correlation Functions in Atomic Structure Variational Calculations
As mentioned by Stanke et al. , calculations with fully correlated basis functions would require huge amounts of computer time for systems with more than six electrons.
Exploring Biorthonormal Transformations of Pair-Correlation Functions in Atomic Structure Variational Calculations
Giant outflows from young stars of all masses are common, and they can interact with the cloud gas at distances greater than 1 pc from their source (Reipurth et al., 1997; Stanke et al., 2000).
Molecular Outflows in Low- and High-Mass Star Forming Regions
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