Usage examples for lank

  1. The door of the rotunda swings open, admitting the tall, lank figure of the Deputy Warden. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  2. To begin with, the man had become a horseman, a climber, a scout, a fighter of Indians and elements, lank and thin and lithe, silent and dogged and relentless. – The Story of the Trapper by A. C. Laut
  3. His excessively tall, lank figure was so emaciated that it was like a caricature of a man. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  4. Old Faithful, however, tall, lank, grey- bearded, brought enough devotion for half a dozen followers. – The Adventures of Akbar by Flora Annie Steel
  5. And the law bein' such that a woman can't testify in court in any matter that is of mutual interest to husband and wife- and Lank wantin' to act mean, too, testified that " they wus good sound teeth." – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  6. 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
  7. His hair is tow- color and lank, his eyes are green, and his mouth is big, and his ears- but I never think about his ears if I can help it. – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  8. He was a tall and lank man, with high cheek bones, sunken cheek and eyes, and sandy hair. – Memoirs of Orange Jacobs by Orange Jacobs
  9. Then the mules had to be urged up a very narrow gang- lank into a dangerous- looking car. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White
  10. 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
  11. When they entered, a lank, gray- haired man sat facing them at a table- desk as plain as the clerk's. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  12. 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
  13. They were all hungry, and Jennie's cooking received such praise as comes from friends who speak and devour- Parker nearly devoured without speaking, so lank and empty was he by reason of his long walk. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  14. Nicholas drew the folds of his frayed cloak over his head, as if to shut out all sound, and hurried onwards- a tall figure, lank and dark, that flitted before me within the shadow of the hedgerow. – The Chevalier d'Auriac by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. The door was kicked open, and the lank figure of one of his associates stood before him. – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train