Slither Slith"er intransitive verb [ Confer German schlittern , LG. schliddern . See Slide .] To slide; to glide. [ Prov. Eng.]
Slitter Slit"ter noun One who, or that which, slits.
Slitting Slit"ting adjective & noun from Slit . Slitting file . See Illust. (i) of File . -- Slitting mill . (a) A mill where iron bars or plates are slit into narrow strips, as nail rods, and the like . (b) A machine used by lapidaries for slicing stones, usually by means of a revolving disk, called a slicer , supplied with diamond powder. -- Slitting roller , one of a pair of rollers furnished with ribs entering between similar ribs in the other roller, and cutting like shears, -- used in slitting metals.
Slive Slive intransitive verb [ Confer Slip .] To sneak. [ Prov. Eng.]
Slive Slive transitive verb [ Middle English sliven to split, cleave, Anglo-Saxon slīfan .] To cut; to split; to separate. [ Obsolete] Holland.
Sliver Sliv"er transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Slivered
; present participle & verbal noun Slivering
.] [ See Slive
, transitive verb
] To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood. Shak.
They 'll sliver thee like a turnip. Sir W. Scott.
Sliver Sliv"er noun 1. A long piece cut ot rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter. 2. A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which preceeds spinning. 3. plural Bait made of pieces of small fish. Confer Kibblings . [ Local, U.S.] Bartlett.
Sloakan Sloak"an noun (Botany) A species of seaweed. [ Spelled also slowcawn .] See 3d Laver .
Sloam Sloam noun (Mining) A layer of earth between coal seams.
Sloat Sloat noun [ See Slot a bar.] A narrow piece of timber which holds together large pieces; a slat; as, the sloats of a cart.
Slobber Slob"ber transitive verb & i. See Slabber .
Slobber Slob"ber noun 1. See Slabber . 2. (Zoology) A jellyfish. [ Prov. Eng.] 3. plural (Vet.) Salivation.
Slobberer Slob"ber·er noun 1. One who slobbers. 2. A slovenly farmer; a jobbing tailor. [ Prov. Eng.]
Slobbery Slob"ber·y adjective Wet; sloppy, as land. Shak.
Slock, Slocken Slock, Slock"en transitive verb To quench; to allay; to slake. See Slake . [ Obsolete or Scot.]
Slocking Slock"ing adjective & noun from Slock . Slocking stone , a rich piece of ore displayed in order to tempt persons to embark in a mining enterprise.
Sloe Sloe noun [ Middle English slo , Anglo-Saxon slā ; akin to Dutch slee , German schlehe , Old High German sl $ ha , Danish slaaen , Swedish sl...n , perhaps originally, that which blunts the teeth, or sets them on edge (cf. Slow ); confer Lithuanian sliwa a plum, Russian sliva .] (Botany) A small, bitter, wild European plum, the fruit of the blackthorn ( Prunus spinosa ); also, the tree itself.
Slog Slog transitive verb & i. [ Confer Slug , transitive verb ] To hit hard, esp. with little attention to aim or the like, as in cricket or boxing; to slug. [ Cant or Slang]
Slogan Slo"gan noun [ Gael. sluagh- ghairm , i.e., an army cry; sluagh army + gairm a call, calling.] The war cry, or gathering word, of a Highland clan in Scotland; hence, any rallying cry. Sir W. Scott.
Slogger Slog"ger noun A hard hitter; a slugger. [ Cant or Slang] T. Hughes.
Sloggy Slog"gy adjective Sluggish.
Somnolence that is sloggy slumbering Chaucer.
Sloke Sloke noun (Botany) See Sloakan .
Sloo, Slue Sloo, Slue noun A slough; a run or wet place. See 2d Slough , 2.
Sloom Sloom noun Slumber. [ Prov. Eng.]
Sloomy Sloom"y adjective Sluggish; slow. [ Prov. Eng.]
Sloop Sloop noun [ Dutch sloep , of uncertain origin. Confer Shallop .] (Nautical) A vessel having one mast and fore-and-aft rig, consisting of a boom-and-gaff mainsail, jibs, staysail, and gaff topsail. The typical sloop has a fixed bowsprit, topmast, and standing rigging, while those of a cutter are capable of being readily shifted. The sloop usually carries a centerboard, and depends for stability upon breadth of beam rather than depth of keel. The two types have rapidly approximated since 1880. One radical distinction is that a slop may carry a centerboard. See Cutter , and Illustration in Appendix. Sloop of war , formerly, a vessel of war rigged either as a ship, brig, or schooner, and mounting from ten to thirty-two guns; now, any war vessel larger than a gunboat, and carrying guns on one deck only.
Slop Slop noun [ Middle English sloppe a pool; akin to As. sloppe , slyppe , the sloppy droppings of a cow; confer Anglo-Saxon sl...pan to slip, and English slip , v.i. Confer Cowslip .] 1. Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt, as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a soiled spot. 2. Mean and weak drink or liquid food; -- usually in the plural. 3. plural Dirty water; water in which anything has been washed or rinsed; water from wash-bowls, etc. Slop basin , or Slop bowl , a basin or bowl for holding slops, especially for receiving the rinsings of tea or coffee cups at the table. -- Slop molding (Brickmaking) , a process of manufacture in which the brick is carried to the drying ground in a wet mold instead of on a pallet.
Slop Slop transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Slopped ; present participle & verbal noun Slopping .] 1. To cause to overflow, as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; to spill. 2. To spill liquid upon; to soil with a liquid spilled.
Slop Slop intransitive verb To overflow or be spilled as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; -- often with over .
Slop Slop noun
[ Anglo-Saxon slop
a frock or over-garment, from sl...pan
to slip, to slide; akin to Icel sloppr
a thin garment; confer Old High German slouf
a garment. Confer Slip
, intransitive verb
] 1. Any kind of outer garment made of linen or cotton, as a night dress, or a smock frock.
[ Obsolete] Halliwell. 2. A loose lower garment; loose breeches; chiefly used in the plural.
"A pair of slops
." Sir P. Sidney.
There's a French salutation to your French slop . Shak. 3. plural Ready-made clothes; also, among seamen, clothing, bedding, and other furnishings.
Slope Slope noun
[ Formed (like abode
) from Middle English slipen
. See Slip
, intransitive verb
] 1. An oblique direction; a line or direction including from a horizontal line or direction; also, sometimes, an inclination, as of one line or surface to another. 2. Any ground whose surface forms an angle with the plane of the horizon.
buildings the summit and slope of a hill. Macaulay.
Under the slopes of Pisgah. Deut. iv. 49. (Rev. Ver.).
» A slope
, considered as descending
, is a declivity
; considered as ascending
, an acclivity
. Slope of a plane (Geom.)
, the direction of the plane; as, parallel planes have the same slope .
Slope Slope adjective Sloping.
"Down the slope
A bank not steep, but gently slope . Bacon.
Slope Slope adverb In a sloping manner. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Slope Slope transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Sloped ; present participle & verbal noun Sloping .] To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to direct obliquely; to incline; to slant; as, to slope the ground in a garden; to slope a piece of cloth in cutting a garment.
Slope Slope intransitive verb 1. To take an oblique direction; to be at an angle with the plane of the horizon; to incline; as, the ground slopes . 2. To depart; to disappear suddenly. [ Slang]
Slope Slope noun The part of a continent descending toward, and draining to, a particular ocean; as, the Pacific slope .
Slopeness Slope"ness noun State of being slope. Sir H. Wotton.
Slopewise Slope"wise` adverb Obliquely. [ Obsolete] Carew.
Sloping Slop"ing adjective Inclining or inclined from the plane of the horizon, or from a horizontal or other right line; oblique; declivous; slanting.
The sloping land recedes into the clouds. Cowper.
Sloppiness Slop"pi·ness noun The quality or state of being sloppy; muddiness.
Sloppy Slop"py adjective [ Compar. Sloppier ; superl. Sloppiest .] [ From Slop .] Wet, so as to spatter easily; wet, as with something slopped over; muddy; plashy; as, a sloppy place, walk, road.
Slopseller Slop"sell`er noun One who sells slops, or ready-made clothes. See 4th Slop , 3.
Slopshop Slop"shop` noun A shop where slops. or ready-made clothes, are sold.
Slopwork Slop"work` noun The manufacture of slops, or cheap ready-made clothing; also, such clothing; hence, hasty, slovenly work of any kind.
No slopwork ever dropped from his [ Carlyle's] pen. Froude.
Slopy Slop"y adjective Sloping; inclined.
Slosh, Sloshy Slosh, Slosh"y See Slush , Slushy .
Slot Slot noun [ LG. & Dutch slot a lock, from a verb meaning to close., to shut, Dutch sluiten ; akin to German schliessen , Old High German sliozan , OFries. sl...ta , and probably to Latin claudere . Confer Close , Sluice .] 1. A broad, flat, wooden bar; a slat or sloat. 2. A bolt or bar for fastening a door. [ Prov. Eng.] 3. A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; esp., one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.
Slot Slot transitive verb [ See Slot a bar.] To shut with violence; to slam; as, to slot a door. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.]
Slot Slot noun
[ Confer Icelandic sl......
, and English sleuth
.] The track of a deer; hence, a track of any kind. Milton.
As a bloodhound follows the slot of a hurt deer. Sir W. Scott.
Slot machine Slot" ma·chine" A machine the operation of which is started by dropping a coin into a slot, for delivering small articles of merchandise, showing one's weight, exhibiting pictures, throwing dice, etc.
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