Tank


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Tank

Slang; to drop precipitously in price.
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A hundred and fifty feet aft down the flat-topped tunnel of the tanks a violet light, restless and irresolute.
Nothing but the midship tanks, and they're none too tight.
I've known a derelict up-end and sift her engines out of herself and flicker round the Lower Lanes for three weeks on her forward tanks only.
Ay tank," said Sven Anderssen, "it blow purty soon purty hard," and then he turned and left the cabin.
Ay never tank Ay see my wife never again," he confessed.
Ay tank Ay ban a great big fool," said Ole Ericsen.
The monkeys on the walls and the empty houses stopped their cries, and in the stillness that fell upon the city Mowgli heard Bagheera shaking his wet sides as he came up from the tank.
Others also," said Bagheera, licking his lips and looking at the monkey-dead on the terrace and round the tank.
And therefore,' he continued, leaping from his stool, and giving Bob such a dig in the waistcoat that he staggered back into the Tank again;' and therefore I am about to raise your salary.
Shot after shot tore past or into us, but by a miracle neither Woola nor I was hit, nor were the after tanks punctured.
Already the air tanks were at low ebb--there was barely enough of the precious gases to sustain us for another twelve hours.
The damage to the buoyancy tanks had evidently been more grievous than he had at first believed.