Lank vs Gaunt - What's the difference?
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Lank is a related term of gaunt.
As a noun lank
is a link (connection).
As an adjective gaunt is
lean, angular and bony.
Slender or thin; not well filled out; not plump; shrunken; lean.
* Meager and lank with fasting grown. - .
* Who would not choose ... to have rather a lank purse than an empty brain? - .
* Blacks in the fields, lank'' and stooped, their fingers spiderlike among the bolls of cotton. - 1985 , chapter 1.
(of hair) Straight and flat; thin and limp. (often associated with being greasy)
* Lank hair, long, thin hair. -
(obsolete) languid; drooping.
* Who, piteous of her woes, reared her lank head. -
* (l) (Scotland)
lean, angular and bony
, author=Joseph Jacobs
, title=The Fables of Aesop
, passage=A gaunt Wolf was almost dead with hunger when he happened to meet a House-dog who was passing by.}}
haggard, drawn and emaciated
, author=Arthur Conan Doyle
, title=His Last Bow
, passage=In the dim light of a foggy November day the sick room was a gloomy spot, but it was that gaunt , wasted face staring at me from the bed which sent a chill to my heart.}}
bleak, barren and desolate
, author=William Hope Hodgson
, title=The House on the Borderland
, passage=Behind me, rose up, to an extraordinary height, gaunt , black cliffs. }}
* scraggy, scrawny, skinny