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- n. Plural form of chank.
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They was some chinquapin trees in the fiel 'and I jest natchally couldn' help stopping to pick up some 'chanks' now an 'then.
Then all the villagers came out with weapons in their hands; and blowing chanks, and beating drums, they went near the field and shouted.
A trade more ancient by far than that carried on in chanks, and infinitely more renowned, is the fishery of pearls on the west coast of
Cosmas Indico pleustes, his reference to chanks at Marallo, 371.
The persons engaged in this calling are chiefly Tamils and Moors, who are trained for the service by diving for chanks.
_Wallampory_, or 'right-hand chanks,' are found of both kinds. "