from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To grow pink; flush.


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  • Out on the water could be seen the little "pinken" -- the fishing boats, their sails red and taut or white and wing-like, speeding before the wind.

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  • There in the cage of greenery, right before his eyes, her skin began to pinken, her lips reddening and plumping once more.

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  • As daylight began to pinken the edges of his room, Cee Cee finally released him to roll onto her other side.

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  • "The elephants turned blue.. they'll need to visit the pubnex to pinken up again."

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  • So your books are crammed tightly on your shelves... so tightly, in fact, that your delicate, petal-like fingertips pinken ever so slightly at the effort of extracting a tome.

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  • I remember in the old days of Tory budgets, the special edition of the FT would sell out early the next day as accountants and economist bought the pinken to find out what was in the small print of the budget or the red book.

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  • In the small front room the Goddamn Parrot harangued himself in his sleep, his language fit to pinken the cheeks of amazons.

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  • In a matter of minutes, the flesh of Marx Marvelous would pinken.

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  • It did finally, and with it, when the approaching sun began to pinken the eastern sky, sleep for my tormented sister.

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  • She rubbed her cheeks to pinken and quicken them, and rang for an office boy, turning her back on the pile of letters and her reports on the desk and her eagerness to be at them.



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