Definition of Sunks
1. sunk [n] - See also: sunk
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Literary usage of Sunks
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proverbs, Proverbial Expressions, and Popular Rhymes of Scotland by Andrew Cheviot (1896)
"THE ass that's no used to the sunks bites his crupper. '- sunks," a sort of saddle made of cloth, and stuffed with straw, on which two persons can sit at ..."
2. The Proverbs of Scotland by Alexander Hislop (1868)
"That will be when the deil's blind, and he's no bleer-ee'd yet. That winna be a mote in your marriage. The ass that's no used to the sunks bites his crupper ..."
3. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"The bags tied to the sunks or Sods on the back of an ass, ... sunks, s.pl. Define;—A sort of saddle made of cloth, and stuffed with straw, ..."
4. Report by Her Majesty's Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into Schools in (1867)
"Cumberland Street and likewise the west side of Pitt Street, in ' which places there are, I am sorry to say, not only second sunks but ' third ..."
5. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads by Francis James Child, George Lyman Kittredge, Helen Child Sargent (1892)
"... a seat to sit down on, But only some sunks o green feall. 30 ' Now make us a supper, dear mither, The best o your ..."