from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of the pickerel, Esox lucius, in Maine and Canada. This fish is found from Alaska to the Ohio river in America, and in northern parts of Asia and Europe. See cut at pike.


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  • All my trolls slinker off to their oddball activities when bombarded with facts, anyway.

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  • Onlookers used to the swagger of pre-Red Millbrook days hardly recognised the dimmed round-shouldered slinker as the wolf of the tracks, the sexual predator that had set alarmed mothers scurrying protectively after their chicks.

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  • That would mean either making conversation with Miss Thornhill in the drawing room or slinking off to hide in a room where she was not — and he had never been a slinker.

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  • Again the head slinker chattered away and Cautious strained to make sense of his words.

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  • "The slinker nervous system is an extraordinarily well-developed telepathic transceiver," Erannath said.

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  • But I forced myself to move slowly, dart gun ready, watching for any slinker that came within range.

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  • Devine, the tender husband, the kind father, became a mere slinker, a haunter of tap-rooms, a weed.

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  • From the wah-wah wails of slinker "Little Rodney" to the triumphant string ensemble fueling "Palm the Joker," Ali sticks close to soulful beats pumped into the mix by Atmosphere's Anthony Davis.


  • Why don’t I slinker off to my usual activity of watching The Police’s concert videos?

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  • We now know that these restorations are wildly inaccurate, as associated pakicetid skeletons show that these mammals weren’t all that different, superficially, from basal ‘slinker-type’ artiodactyls such as chevrotains, small deer and basal Eocene forms (Thewissen et al. 2001).

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