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slink

a. an animal, esp a calf, born prematurely
b. (as modifier): slink veal
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A new will teach I unto men: to choose that path which man hath followed blindly, and to approve of it--and no longer to slink aside from it, like the sick and perishing!
He wavered, and started to slink away, but Tom seized him and said:
When anything particularly difficult or nasty had to be done- to push a cart out of the mud with one's shoulders, pull a horse out of a swamp by its tail, skin it, slink in among the French, or walk more than thirty miles in a day- everybody pointed laughingly at Tikhon.
The Scot's husband Emile is accused of her attempted murder by removing two slinks from her reserve parachute - vital parts which connect the harness with the lines.