Gif heó (the adder) ðæt heáfod innan ðone man bestingþ ðonne slingþ ( = slincþ ?) heó mid ealle inn
if it strikes its head into the man, then it winds itself quite in.
- Boutr. Scrd. 20, 15.
To wind, twist, worm, move as a serpent Cf. sling to move quickly, Var. dial. It also has the same meaning as slinch (slink). Halliwell's Dict.
O. H. Ger. slingan:
Ger. schlingen to wind;
Icel. slyngva to wind.]
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- slingan, v.