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slink

a. an animal, esp a calf, born prematurely
b. (as modifier): slink veal
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There was no chance of slinking out of this business.
They came, snarling and slinking, their tails between their legs.
Rushing in upon the brute he grasped it by the scruff of the neck, just as it attempted to dodge past him, and hurled it across the cavern after its fellow which already was slinking into the corridor, bent upon escape.
If you will kindly step round here behind me, in the gloom of the room, and will cast your eye at the second-floor landing window in yonder house, I think you will hardly fail to see a slinking individual in whom I recognise our local friend.
Private Citizen Heat entered the street, manoeuvring in a way which in a member of the criminal classes would have been stigmatised as slinking.
He towered before her, enormous, deferential, cropped as close as a convict and this big pinkish poll evoked for me the vision of a wild head with matted locks peering through parted bushes, glimpses of naked, tawny limbs slinking behind the masses of sodden foliage under a cloud of flies and mosquitoes.
I never took even a slinking mink or a paddling musk-rat in a cage; though I admit having peppered a few of the dark-skin'd devils, when I had much better have kept my powder in the horn and the lead in its pouch.
The miserable stations by the railway side, the great wild wood-yards, whence the engine is supplied with fuel; the negro children rolling on the ground before the cabin doors, with dogs and pigs; the biped beasts of burden slinking past: gloom and dejection are upon them all.
They had started from slinking men, whistling and signing to one another at bye corners, or running away at full speed.
He was slinking about in his boat,' says Tom, 'which slinking were, not to speak ill of the dead, the manner of the man, when he come right athwart the steamer's bows and she cut him in two.
But should Roy Hodgson's England play in the same manner as they did against Italy and still fail to get beyond the group, wouldn't that be infinitely preferable to stinking the place out as they did on their last three major tournament appearances and slinking away as soon as they played someone world-class?
MELANIE Verwoerd came back fighting yesterday and showed Unicef bosses she has no intention of slinking off into the sunset.