And as Tipperary completed his chapter of reproaches, he slank crouchingly under the shadow of the toldo.
"I'se warrant he's do that, doctor;" and in slank the faithful beast.
There they slank behind a curtain; and when he came out, the rings above fluttered with fear and love and hope.
Ise warrant hes do that, doctor; and in slank the faithful beast.
Tom slank away, while Jack explained the insolence of the man, getting advice born of long experience.
His quips were silent too, and his brain was empty as his sack; he slank along, and seemed to decline popular observation.
There was another roar of laughter—feebly suppressed by a judicial frown—and I slank away, annihilated.
Old English slincan "to creep, crawl" (of reptiles), from Proto-Germanic *slinkan (cf. Swedish slinka "to glide," Dutch slinken "to shrink, shrivel;" related to sling (v.)). Of persons, attested from late 14c. Related: Slinked; slinking.