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Spank  v. i.  To move with a quick, lively step between a trot and gallop; to move quickly.

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"Spank" Quotes from Famous Books

... my remorse! Truth is—Mike took that stick to spank his horse. It fills my pericardium with grief That I kept ...
— Black Beetles in Amber • Ambrose Bierce

... child may think, from cause to effect, thus: "Sweet, good, want, taste, spank, hurt (or no dinner, all by self, lonely), spank hurt more than sweets good. Not taste." But long before he can work this out, consciously, two distinct memories, one of pleasure and one of pain, are aroused by the sight of the sweet. And what he will do with ...
— Applied Psychology for Nurses • Mary F. Porter

... defiant. No words from Harry, the Baltimorean,—one of the quiet sort, who strike first, and do the talking, if there is any, afterwards. No words, but, in the place thereof, a clean, straight, hard hit, which took effect with a spank like the explosion of a percussion-cap, knocking the slayer of beeves down a sand-bank,—followed, alas! by the too impetuous youth, so that both rolled down together, and the conflict terminated in one of those inglorious and inevitable Yankee clinches, followed by a general melee, which ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 3, Issue 17, March, 1859 • Various

... applauded when he had finished, then grinned again, "although I ought to spank you for taking such risks, after I told you to take it easy at first. I was a bit worried when you disappeared, until Hooper reported what you were after. But about your job," he continued after a moment, "we had no idea you could get so much. We merely hoped you might find ...
— Man of Many Minds • E. Everett Evans

Words linked to "Spank" :   slap, larrup, work over, spanking, smack, beat up, beat

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