Usage examples for lank

  1. Old Faithful, however, tall, lank, grey- bearded, brought enough devotion for half a dozen followers. – The Adventures of Akbar by Flora Annie Steel
  2. The door was kicked open, and the lank figure of one of his associates stood before him. – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  3. This girl, whose father had died insane, was a long, lank, pale creature, with a scared look and strange ways which one might have taken for shyness so long as she was a little girl. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  4. In fifteen minutes I sounded recall, and we all emerged, lank Mr. Jones now making, in very truth, an ideal scarecrow. – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  5. But at this very moment we began to see the lank figure of Hugh John rising higher out of the swirling scum. – Sweethearts at Home by S. R. Crockett
  6. They patted their mouth and ran stubby fingers through their lank hair, already thinning though they were still in their teens. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  7. He unlimbered his lank legs, and rose with an effect of opening his person like a pocket- knife. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  8. One of these, a tall lank woman of perhaps thirty years, got up and followed a few hesitating paces, apparently more as a matter of curiosity than with any hospitable intent. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  9. In the morning, when the lank skipper and his people came on deck, they looked somewhat dismayed at the appearance we presented. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. The Evanses of Nant, who were young men with lank faces and black hair combed upward, were by the door. – The King's Stratagem and Other Stories by Stanley J. Weyman