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From an allusive sense of slink (“to bring forth young prematurely”).
slunk (plural slunks)
- An animal, especially a calf, born prematurely or abortively.
- 1959, William Burrough, Naked Lunch:
- Then I met a great guy, Placenta Juan the Afterbirth Tycoon. Made his in slunks during the war. (Slunks are underage calves trailing afterbirths and bacteria, generally in an unsanitary and unfit condition.)
- 2001, ed. Rob Cook, The Making of a Drum Company, Hal Leonard, published 2001, page 53:
- Calf heads were tanned from yearling calves less than a year in age. Slunk skins were tanned from unborn calfskins which, gruesome as it sounds, were often by products of the cow slaughtering process.
- simple past tense and past participle of