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  1. a breed of large mountain sheep having horns in both male and female, a trim even fleece, and black face and legs, found only in Lancashire and Derbyshire, England
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Word Origin

possibly from a local Lancashire pronunciation of Lancs
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  • I should haf been in London lonk ako if it had not been for Barton.

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  • The Lonk is the largest mountain breed, belonging to the fells of Yorkshire and Lancashire.