slink

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slink walk stealthily "I saw a cougar slinking toward its prey"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Slink A thievish fellow; a sneak.
    • Slink Produced prematurely; as, a slink calf.
    • Slink The young of a beast brought forth prematurely, esp. a calf brought forth before its time.
    • Slink Thin; lean.
    • v. t Slink To cast prematurely; -- said of female beasts; as, a cow that slinks her calf.
    • Slink To creep away meanly; to steal away; to sneak. "To slink away and hide.""Back to the thicket slunk The guilty serpent.""There were some few who slank obliquely from them as they passed."
    • Slink To miscarry; -- said of female beasts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slink To sneak; steal or move quietly: generally with off or away.
    • n slink A sneaking fellow.
    • n slink A greedy starveling.
    • n slink A cheat.
    • slink To cast prematurely: said of a female boast.
    • slink To miscarry; cast the young prematurely: said of a female boast.
    • n slink An animal, especially a calf, prematurely brought forth.
    • n slink The flesh of an animal prematurely brought forth; the veal of a calf killed immediately after being calved; bob-veal.
    • n slink A bastard child.
    • n slink A thin or poor and bony fish, especially such a mackerel. See mackerel.
    • slink Produced prematurely: as, a slink calf.
    • slink Immature and unfit for human food: as, slink veal; slink meat.
    • slink Thin; slender; lean; starved and hungry: as, slink cattle.
    • slink Sneaky; mean.
    • n slink A small piece of wet meadow-land.
    • n slink The skin of a still-born calf. Also slunk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Slink slingk to creep or crawl away, as if ashamed: to sneak
    • v.t Slink slingk to cast prematurely, as a calf
    • v.i Slink to miscarry
    • n Slink a calf prematurely born: the flesh of such: a bastard child
    • adj Slink prematurely born: unfit for food: lean, starved: mean
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Quotations

  • Angela Carter
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    “Midnight, and the clock strikes. It is Christmas Day, the werewolves birthday, the door of the solstice still wide enough open to let them all slink through.”
  • Baltasar Gracian
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    “Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. slincan,; probably akin to G. schleichen, E. sleek,. See Sleek (a.)

Usage

In literature:

I'd crawl somewhere to a cave, and slink there.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
She has no friends, she slinks about as though constantly ashamed of herself.
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
And just then both of them saw the tawny, long tailed, slinking beast in the edge of the thicket.
"Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's" by Laura Lee Hope
The shore lies bare; this way and that each dame Slinks to the woods and caves, if aught can hide her shame.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
The men lay down, and the dogs, one by one, came slinking back to their resting places.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
He too might stand in dark places and watch, he too might slink behind like a thing in the night.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
As it did so he could make out a patrol-boat, gray and low-bodied, slinking forward through the gloom.
"Never-Fail Blake" by Arthur Stringer
It was said that nobody saw Henderson slink away out of the narrow stair, though the quadrangle was crowded.
"Historical Mysteries" by Andrew Lang
I caught no footfall, though once I'd hear an adder Slink through the bent.
"Krindlesyke" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
But now nobody saw her, only now and then at night, slinking along through the dark.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
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In poetry:

For the close—fitting doors that are barred,
Lest the vagrant should whine for bread,
And the yawn of the slinking pard
That hath gorged and surfeited.
"A Te Deum" by Alfred Austin
Retorned to his real palais, sone
He softe in-to his bed gan for to slinke, To slepe longe, as he was wont to done,
But al for nought; he may wel ligge and winke,
But sleep ne may
"Troilus And Criseyde: Book 03" by Geoffrey Chaucer
I guess if one should meet me now
That she would gasp to think,
She ever knew a thing like me,
As down the street I slink,
And trembling cadge from some old pal
The tray-bit for a drink.
"And What Have You To Say?" by Henry Lawson
From the holes where fraud, falsehood, and hate slink away--
From the crypt in which error lies buried in chains--
This foul apparition stalks forth to the day,
And would ravage the land which his presence profanes.
"Coercion: A Poem For Then And Now" by John Reuben Thompson
The cab lamps are watching as they watched for you and me,
The cab lamps are a-watching and they watch unblinkingly.
The sea breeze in Macleay Street and star-angels over all,
But the slinking cabs of darkness keep their watch beside the wall.
"The Cab Lamps" by Henry Lawson
Your words so false, though wondrous bright, where have they
Why did you tempt my wishes true - to be by furies led?
Reply! You fiend! You are silent now? 'Tis late to slink away;
Your power to charm, to lure, to blind, why has it lost its sway?
"O Evil Spirit!" by Nikoloz Baratashvili

In news:

Harmful Heroin Chic Slinks Back Into Fashion.
'A Cat in Paris' slinks artfully through the night.
As far as her diet, Hathaway said she's been "living on kale and dust" to slim down, as the " Catsuit 's unforgiving," adding it takes three people to help her slink into the tight suit.
BEVERLY HILLS — James Franco slinks into the room as if trying to go unnoticed.
What little I know of karma and reincarnation , it is too wondrous a concept to apply to someone who flies under the radar and slinks around through the loopholes to gain a new lease on life.
Canada Bonds Slink Higher as GDP Figures Spook Investors.
Let 'Joe Smith' slink off, not PAC.
Robots That Slink and Squirm.
The CBS Three Won't Slink Off.
You Didn't Really Expect Hank Jr to Slink Away Quietly, Did You.
Watch as it dramatically tries to slink to the front of the treadmill.
Robots That Slink and Squirm .
Obama fat cats slink from tax hikes.
A slinking synth-pop gem off the group's upcoming Sacred Bones release.
It's hard to remember sometimes that Karlie Kloss is 20–in our mind, she'll always be that 16-year-old slinking down the runway.
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In science:

The propagator coming from Slink can only join a positive node to negative one, by connecting two half-links of the same color.
Multicritical tensor models and hard dimers on spherical random lattices
The terms with k = 1 are just corrections to Slink .
Multicritical tensor models and hard dimers on spherical random lattices
The complete events are transmitted with a SLINK transmitter to the readout buffers via optical fibres.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
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