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  1. an animal, especially a calf, born prematurely or abortively
  • 1959: 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.) " William Burrough, Naked Lunch
  • 2001: 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. " The Making of a Drum Company, ed. Rob Cook (Hal Leonard 2001, p.53)
  • Etymology: From an allusive sense of slink, meaning "bring forth young prematurely".

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