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slink

a. an animal, esp a calf, born prematurely
b. (as modifier): slink veal
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I did not slink away through cowardice, but through an unbounded vanity.
Rifles were ranked so far away that an enemy could not slink into the town by any detour; therefore it was vain to return to the city by any remote course.
The two friends, huddled trembling in their precarious position on the limb, saw the great lion halt in his restless pacing as the blood-curdling cry smote his ears, and then slink quickly into the jungle, to be instantly lost to view.
It must never fight like a rat in a corner, because it must never be rat-like and slink into a corner.
He waited his opportunity to slink out of camp to the woods.