The lank man leaned forward and whispered some remonstrance in the ear of the young fellow, but his suggestion was waved aside.
He had gone to a barber, and his lank hair had been artistically curled.
Charlie was indicating a lank stranger who was leaning on the bar, and talking to a dozen men who had gathered about him.
The chair was eased to its four legs, and the lank form appeared in the doorway.
She was a lank, bare-ribbed, high-boned animal, long-eared like all of her race—for she belonged to the race of Rosinante.
We knew whose was the lean, lank figure, fitfully revealed, which held it.
Then Jerome's lank outlines would begin to take on curves and the hungry look would disappear from his face.
Perhaps the good Samaritan was lean and lank, and found it hard to live.
Our visitor was a lank mortal in flannel shirt, blue cotton overalls, and the ordinary white felt hat of the country.
Sim cowered in a corner of the box, with his lank fingers in his long hair.
Old English hlanc "loose and empty, slender, flaccid," from Proto-Germanic *khlankaz, perhaps from a root meaning "flexible" (cf. German lenken "to bend, turn aside," Old Norse hlykkr "bend, noose, loop"), from PIE root *kleng- "to bend, turn" (see link (n.)). "Some examples may be long adj. with unvoicing of g" ["Middle English Dictionary"]