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Examples

  • Once she ran into the kitchen, and told cook to put back the dinner, so that she might run down the slonk to finish her conversation with him.

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  • "You want to go down the slonk," whispered Maggie.

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  • "You told me the last time I was here that you wanted to finish a conversation with him in the slonk."

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  • "Sally told cook to keep the dinner back; she has gone down the slonk to speak to Meason."

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  • Aunt Hester cast her eyes into her satchel, afraid even to think that her brother had intentionally misinterpreted her words; but Aunt Mary laughed at the idea of the slonk-hill, as a latter-day Golgotha, with poor Uncle James staggering beneath the weight of the Southdown Road, young men and all, upon him.

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  • My dinner is put back so that Sally may continue her flirtation with Meason in the slonk.

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  • We all know it will be the same a hundred years hence, but in the meantime you don't want your dinner put back, so that Sally may continue her flirtations in the slonk, "and Aunt Mary burst into a merry peal of laughter.

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  • You could dig around the phonesthemes and look for the Indo-European root.

    August 7, 2008

  • What is it about SNK verbs? Sink, sank, sunk, slink, slank, slonk, slunk, stink, stank, stunk, skunk, spank, shank, shrink, shrank, shrunk. Such a skanky assortment.

    August 7, 2008

  • I'll get that slunk quote out sometime. It is so vile.

    And yes, hurl is the old hork, but it's still good.

    August 7, 2008

  • I think hurl is the old hork.

    August 6, 2008

  • Perhaps you could think of slunk as merely the past participle of slink?

    And what, a hork successor? Never.

    August 6, 2008

  • Is hurl the new hork?

    August 6, 2008

  • I would like this word a lot except it reminds me of slunk, which I don't want to think about. (I read it in Sinclair's The Jungle. Now excuse me--I must go hurl.)

    August 6, 2008

  • Rare v.t., To swallow greedily.

    August 6, 2008