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SKINK, n.

1. Drink; pottage.

2. (L. scincus) A small lizard of Egypt; also, the common name of a genus of lizards, with a long body entirely covered with rounded imbricate scales, all natives of warm climates.

SKINK, v.i. To bestow, to make a present. To serve drink.




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SKINK, n.

1. Drink; pottage.

2. (L. scincus) A small lizard of Egypt; also, the common name of a genus of lizards, with a long body entirely covered with rounded imbricate scales, all natives of warm climates.

SKINK, v.i. To bestow, to make a present. To serve drink.


SKINK, n. [Sax. scenc.]

  1. Drink; pottage. [Obs.] – Bacon.
  2. [L. scincus.] A small lizard of Egypt; also, the common name of a genus of lizards, with a long body entirely covered with rounded imbricate scales, all natives of warm climates. – Ed. Encyc.

SKINK, v.i. [Sax. scencan; G. and D. schenken; Dan. skienker; Sw. skänka; Ice. skenkia, to bestow, to make a present.]

To serve drink. [Obs.]


Skink
  1. Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family Scincidæ, common in the warmer parts of all the continents.

    * 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 (E. fasciatus) of the Eastern United States. The ground skink, or ground lizard (Oligosoma laterale) inhabits the Southern United States.

  2. To draw or serve, as drink.

    [Obs.]

    Bacchus the wine them skinketh all about. Chaucer.

    Such wine as Ganymede doth skink to Jove. Shirley.

  3. To serve or draw liquor.

    [Obs.]
  4. Drink; also, pottage.

    [Obs.] Bacon.
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Skink

SKINK, noun

1. Drink; pottage.

2. (Latin scincus) A small lizard of Egypt; also, the common name of a genus of lizards, with a long body entirely covered with rounded imbricate scales, all natives of warm climates.

SKINK, verb intransitive To bestow, to make a present. To serve drink.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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