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Slonk, Slunk, n. [Dan. dial. slånk, slunk in this sense, MLG -slunc, LG slunk, Germ. dial. schlunk, schlonk gullet, gorge, abyss. Also in the later Sc. and north. Eng. dials.] A hollow or depression in the ground; ? a ditch. Also fig. (a) Slonkis and slaik maid slidderie with the sleit; Henr. Fab. 1835.
Erbe and froyte … Haboundandlye in euery slonk and slaid; Wall. iii 4.
To rype the wood, bath wala, slonk, and slaid; Wall. iv 684.
His dochtyr … In dern sladis and mony scroggy slonk, With mylk he nurist of the beistis wild; Doug. xi xi 84.
Pitsc. (1728) 90 (see Slak n.1 2 b).
(b) In … the reparatioun and poynting of the Hospitall barne and Cannomilnes, and housses, calseyis, slunks [etc.]; 1658 Edinb. B. Rec. IX 89.
Not adverting to a slunk or breach in the sea bauk, his horse tumbled; Fraser Polichron. 346.
fig. Sa grete dangerous slonkis of sindry errouris; Winȝet II 19/5.

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