[ UK /lˈæŋk/ ]
[ US /ˈɫæŋk/ ]
  1. long and lean
  2. long and thin and often limp
    lank mousy hair
    grown lank with fasting
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How To Use lank In A Sentence

  • Behold the mermaid blanket, a fishy update on that hygge groundbreaker, the slanket. Times, Sunday Times
  • His first impulse was to turn around and walk away, blank her out, pretend he hadn't even seen.
  • Finding the swiftest pursuer close upon his heels, he threw off, first his blanket, then his silver-laced coat and belt of peag, by which his enemies knew him to be Canonchet, and redoubled the eagerness of pursuit. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon
  • There wasn't a blank spot anywhere, beautiful carpets covered most of the floor and there were paintings and animal furs on the walls.
  • More than a foot of snow blanketed parts of Michigan.
  • I record my favourite songs onto blank tapes to play in the car and I normally do them by mood or genre.
  • A catapult fired point-blank, and flames broke over the roiled water, but it was pointless.
  • Just as Peter Crouch the binman may find his lanky frame considerably less alluring to the opposite sex. Archive 2009-07-01
  • And here ... sign this blank cheque for what you owe.
  • By the time we had got the boat to the waist, the ship had filled with water, and was going down on her beam-ends: we shoved our boat as quickly as possible from the plank-shear ** A timber around a vessel's hull at deck line. into the water, all hands jumping in her at the same time, and launched off clear of the ship. The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told
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