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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of clank.


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  • He was equipped for instant duty, as far as the imperfect twilight would allow me to see; the long sword clanked upon the floor as he made his way through the lobbies which led to my place of confinement; his ample military cloak hung upon his arm; his cocked hat was upon his head, and in all points he was prepared for the road.

    The Purcell Papers

  • The sword clanked loudly as the boy was led away, but the child said nothing, though he was very unhappy at being treated so badly when he had done nothing.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • The sword clanked for the third time, and the king said angrily:

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • But the sword clanked, and the lad did not even look at her.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • The prisoner, with his hands tied behind his back, was brought out by the hangman, and amidst dead silence his sentence was being read by the judge when suddenly the sword clanked against his side.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • ‘I will tell nobody,’ replied the youth, and as he spoke the sword clanked loudly.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • His knee bumped a bench, his sword clanked and clattered at his side, his footfalls boomed, or so it seemed to him.

    Dragons Of A Vanished Moon

  • The sword clanked against die container side as I freed it, and I set aside my little pack of flask and sandwiches.

    The Gates of Noon

  • The covered sword clanked against the curlicued steel armrail, and the wiry little driver looked at me oddly.

    The Gates of Noon

  • In the darkness of an alley to their right, a sword clanked on stone.

    The Silent Tower


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