skink


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skink \Skink\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skinked; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Skinking.] [Icel. skenja; akin to Sw. sk[aum]ka, Dan.
   skienke, AS. scencan, D. & G. schenken. As. scencan is
   usually derived from sceonc, sceanc, shank, a hollow bone
   being supposed to have been used to draw off liquor from a
   cask. [root]161. See Shank, and cf. Nunchion.]
   To draw or serve, as drink. [Obs.]
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         Bacchus the wine them skinketh all about. --Chaucer.
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         Such wine as Ganymede doth skink to Jove. --Shirley.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skink \Skink\, v. i.
   To serve or draw liquor. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skink \Skink\, n.
   Drink; also, pottage. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skink \Skink\, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also
   scink.] (Zool.)
   Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless
   lizards of the family Scincidae, common in the warmer parts
   of all the continents.
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   Note: The officinal skink (Scincus officinalis) inhabits
         the sandy plains of South Africa. It was believed by
         the ancients to be a specific for various diseases. A
         common slender species (Seps tridactylus) of Southern
         Europe was formerly believed to produce fatal diseases
         in cattle by mere contact. The American skinks include
         numerous species of the genus Eumeces, as the
         blue-tailed skink (Eumeces fasciatus) of the Eastern
         United States. The ground skink, or ground lizard
         (Oligosoma laterale) inhabits the Southern United
         States.
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