Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mutilate.
- n. Same as mancus.
- (portmanteau) man + milk. Sometimes stylized as "MANK". (Wiktionary)
“He seemed to want "mank" to be a nonsense syllable.”
“These bring warm, wet conditions and are accompanied by much low cloud (the infamous "Signy mank").”
“Ai nawt kneow bout awl teh kindsa kittehs eder, ai kneow bengal and mank an simeze (iz taht meezer?) an purrrsion butt(!) taht bowt it fur meh aifink.”
“But anyway, click there to learn about the new bed, the impending ramp closures that fill me with rage, fish mank in the fish tank, and much more.”
“He may have simply been old, or perhaps the recurring tank mank of which there was no sign finally got to him — although it never seemed to bother him before.”
“Usually, dry shampoo comes in a powder or a spray which you dust or spritz onto your roots, then fluff up your hair and brush it out, and thus the worst of the weekly mank is brushed away — leaving your hair refreshed, if not squeaky clean.”
“Sigh - to our annouance it looks like I'm going to have to do some serious stain treatment on the bedding and stuff that got hit by the mank from the highchair Standard techniques have left them all with black splodges, including Jeans nice white fleece blanket!”
“Over on the other site I properly credited Jack Handy, the originator of this particular linguistic paradigm, who pointed out the deep philosophical significance of the fact that the word "mankind" is compounded from "mank" and "ind".”
“The etymology of simurgh brought to mind Jack Handey's etymology of "mankind": the compound of "mank" + "ind".”
“Mr. Handy was aware, of course, of the six different OED entries for mank; some of the senses are: a fuss, to-do; a disorder of the blood; a trick, a practical joke; (as an adjective) maimed, mutilated, defective; (as a verb) to fool about, mess around; to play tricks.”
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Tales of the Dying Earth is a 2002 anthology volume featuring four novels by Jack Vance: The Dying Earth, The Eyes of the Overworld, Cugel's Saga and Rhialto the Marvellous.
Comprised of obsolete(ish) words that sound really, really made up, often because they're just words that already exist with one letter changed as though coined by an easily amused pothead, y know?...
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