from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A minnow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A minnow. See pink, n., 4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dialectal form of pink.


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  • Wot makes the soldier's 'eart to @penk, wot makes' im to perspire?

    Departmental Ditties & Barrack Room Ballads

  • Wot makes the soldier's 'eart to penk, wot makes' im to perspire?

    Verses 1889-1896

  • -- Marry, Master, in a Mill-tail, where the water lagged not, but ran free as it doth in bonny Scotland; nor with no fly did I grip him, but with an artificial penk, or minnow.

    Angling Sketches

  • And we may no longer angle with worm for him, nor with penk or minnow, nor with the natural fly, as was your manner, but only with the artificial, for the more difficulty the more diversion.

    Letters to Dead Authors


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