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v. slunk (slŭngk) also slinked, slink·ing, slinks
To move in a quiet furtive manner; sneak: slunk away ashamed; a cat slinking through the grass toward its prey.
To give birth to prematurely: The cow slinked its calf.
Born prematurely.

[Middle English slinken, from Old English slincan.]

slink′ing·ly adv.


moving in a furtive waymoving in a sinuously graceful way


[ˈslɪŋkɪŋ] adj (movement) → furtivo/a
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Depressed and slinking though they were, eyes of fire were not wanting among them; nor compressed lips, white with what they suppressed; nor foreheads knitted into the likeness of the gallows-rope they mused about enduring, or inflicting.
I had been discomposed enough before; but I was so much the more discomposed by this unexpected behaviour, that I was on the point of slinking off, to think how I had best proceed, when there came out of the house a lady with her handkerchief tied over her cap, and a pair of gardening gloves on her hands, wearing a gardening pocket like a toll-man's apron, and carrying a great knife.
There were some people slinking about as usual when we passed out into the street, who were evidently anxious to speak with him; but there was something so conclusive in the halo of scented soap which encircled his presence, that they gave it up for that day.
Now I could see forms grey and black slinking near my path, sniffing at the air as they went, and now I came to a little open place, and, behold
Then there are other stories-- stories that you have been seen creeping at dawn out of dreadful houses and slinking in disguise into the foulest dens in London.
Slinking silently from tree to tree the boy dogged the footsteps of the returning warriors.
There was no more running out into the verandahs, no slinking away for stolen talks with Stanley.
What he desired was the visible effect of action; so, instead of slinking away, he lay close in the grass and wormed nearer to the house.
Dhole after dhole was slinking away from those dark and bloody sands to the river, to the thick Jungle, up-stream or down- stream as he saw the road clear.
moor, some slinking away and some, with starting hackles
My wife had always been a woman of a frank, open nature, and it gave me a chill to see her slinking into her own room, and crying out and wincing when her own husband spoke to her.
Clattering over the stones at a dangerous pace, yet thoughtfully bringing his keen eyes to bear on every slinking creature whom he passes in the midnight streets, and even on the lights in upper windows where people are going or gone to bed, and on all the turnings that he rattles by, and alike on the heavy sky, and on the earth where the snow lies thin--for something may present itself to assist him, anywhere--he dashes to his destination at such a speed that when he stops the horse half smothers him in a cloud of steam.