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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lank  \Lank\,  a.  [Compar.  {Lanker};  superl.  {Lankest}.]  [{AS}. 
  hlanc;  cf  G.  lenken  to  turn,  gelenk  joint,  OHG.  hlanca  hip, 
  side  flank,  and  E.  link  of  a  chain.] 
  1.  Slender  and  thin;  not  well  filled  out  not  plump; 
  shrunken;  lean. 
 
  Meager  and  lank  with  fasting  grown.  --Swift. 
 
  Who  would  not  choose  .  .  .  to  have  rather  a  lank 
  purse  than  an  empty  brain?  --Barrow. 
 
  2.  Languid;  drooping.[Obs.] 
 
  Who  piteous  of  her  woes,  reared  her  lank  head. 
  --Milton. 
 
  {Lank  hair},  long,  thin  hair.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lank  \Lank\,  v.  i.  &  t. 
  To  become  lank;  to  make  lank.  [Obs.]  --Shak.  --G.  Fletcher. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lank 
  adj  1:  long  and  thin  and  often  limp;  "grown  lank  with  fasting"; 
  "lank  mousy  hair" 
  2:  long  and  lean  [syn:  {spindly}] 




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