The lank man leaned forward and whispered some remonstrance in the ear of the young fellow, but his suggestion was waved aside.
Perhaps the good Samaritan was lean and lank, and found it hard to live.
Charlie was indicating a lank stranger who was leaning on the bar, and talking to a dozen men who had gathered about him.
Sim cowered in a corner of the box, with his lank fingers in his long hair.
She was a lank, bare-ribbed, high-boned animal, long-eared like all of her race—for she belonged to the race of Rosinante.
George, who was big and lank, and truculent in appearance, nodded.
Then Jerome's lank outlines would begin to take on curves and the hungry look would disappear from his face.
He was a lank, bony, yellow-faced man, with big intense eyes.
Our visitor was a lank mortal in flannel shirt, blue cotton overalls, and the ordinary white felt hat of the country.
He was tall and he was lank and he was honest to his last bristling hair.
Old English hlanc "loose and empty, slender, flaccid," from Proto-Germanic *khlankaz, perhaps from a root meaning "flexible" (cf. German lenken "to bend, turn aside," Old Norse hlykkr "bend, noose, loop"), from PIE root *kleng- "to bend, turn" (see link (n.)). "Some examples may be long adj. with unvoicing of g" ["Middle English Dictionary"]