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Dictionary of obsolete and provincial English : containing words from the English writers previous to the nineteenth century which are no longer in use, or are not used in the same sense. And words which are now used only in the provincial dialects (Volume 2) online

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with a dirty liquid. Somerset.

(2) v. To make foul. Som.
SKUT, v. To crouch down. Kent.
SKUTE, s. A small boat; a wherry.
SKUTY, adj. Smart; clean. East.
SKY, v. (1) To shy.

(2) To peep. Suff.
SKYBY, adj. Shy; reluctant. Yorksh.
SKYE, s. (A.-S.~) A cloud.
SKYME, v. To squint. Line.
SLAB, (1) adj. Adhesive; slabby.

(2) s. (4.-S.) A wet place, 01
puddle. North.

(3) *. Foot pavement. Line.

(4) *. The outer cut of a tree
when sawn up into planks.

(5) *. A mason's boy ; a drudgr.




(6) *. The wryneck. North.
SLABBARD, adj. Sluggish; slow;

tardy. Pr. P.
SLABBER, v. (1) To dirty. West.

(2) To smear with spittle. Slab-
bering-bib, a child's breast-cloth.

(3) To eat greedily.

term of contempt.
SLABBY, adj. Sloppy.
SLACEN-BUSH, *. The black thorn,

or sloe-tree. Northampt.
SLACHE, v. To idle. Yorksh.
SLACK, (1) (A.-S.) adj. Slow.

(2) adj. Low-spirited ; lazy.

(3) adj. Depressed, said of trade.

(4) adj. Underdone, said of
bread or meat. Slack-oven, one
which bakes slowly. Kent.

(5) v. To put off; to procras-

(6) *. A long pool in a streamy

(7) *. Low ground ; a valley.

(8) v. To cool in water. North.

(9) v. Mingere. Wore.

(10) v. To quench the thirst. Leic.
SLACKEN, v. To fall in price.
SLACKET, adj. Slim. Cornw.
SLACKTRACE, I s. A slattern.


SLACKUMTWIST, . A slattern.

SLADDERY, adj. Wet and dirty.

SLADE, (1)*. (A.-S. sited.) A valley

or ravine.

Down through the deeper sladts.

Drayt., Polyolb., song 14.

And satyrs, that in slades and gloomy dim -
bles dwell. Id., song ii.

(2) . A dried water-course.

(3) s. A broad strip of green-
sward between two woods, gene-
rally in a valley. Northampt.

(4) s. A sledge.

(5) v. To carry on a sledge ; to
drag along.

SLA DE-DOWN, v. To draw back
part of the mould into the inter-
furrow, with the plough drag-
ging, or slading upon its side

SLADERING-DRAG, s. A small slid-
ing carriage, without wheels,
drawn by one horse. Chesh.

SLAB, s. A sloe. North.

SLAER, s. A sly look. Berks.

SLAG, (1) s. Refuse or dross of
ores ; stony coal.
(2) adj. Miry. Pr. P.

SLAGER, v. To slacken. West.

SLAG, s. A sloe. Wesim.

SLAIE, s. A bobbin.

SLAIF, s. A shallow dish. North.

SLAIN, *. Smut in corn. Cumb.

SLAINT, v. To bring forth young,
said of cows and mares. Kent.

SLAIR, v. To walk about idly or
slovenly. North.

SLAIRG, s. Mud. Northumb.

SLAISTER, v. (1) To beat severely.

(2) To do slovenly or awk-
wardly. J'ar. d.

SLAIT, (1) v. To slake lime. Devon.

(2) *. A place to which one is
accustomed ; properly, a sheep
run. West.

(3) v. To accustom.

SLAKK, (1) v. (A.-S.) To desist;
to fail.

(2) v. To subside; to quench.

(3) v. (A.-S.) To untie.

(4) v. To smear. Var. d.

(5) v. To lick or slabber. Line.

(6) adj. Soft, slushy. Durh.

(7) s. An accumulation of mud.

(8) *. Very small coals. North.

(9) v. To put out the tongue.

(10) *. Leisure; opportunity.

(11) *. A liglrt stroke. North.
SLALE, adj. Violent ; inflamed.





SLAM, (1) . An old name of a

(2) A term at whist, used when
one party wins a game before the
oher has gained a trick.

(3) v. To throw together vio-
lently; to fling down ; to beat.

(4) s. The side, as the slam of a
hill. Dorset.

(5) adj. Tall and lean. North.

(6) s. A kind of muscle. South.

(7) A peculiar mode of ringing
the bells. Northampt.

(8) v. To do anything in a slo-
venly manner. Leic.

SLAM-BANG, adv. With great vio-
lence. West.
SLAMKIN, "1 *. A female


SLAMMACK, v. To walk slovenly,

to do awkwardly.
SLAMMING, adj. Big. West.
SLAMPAMBES, s. To cut of the

slampambes, or give the slam-

pambes ; to circumvent.

I wyll cut him of the slampambes, I hold

him a crowne,

Wherever I meete him, in countrie or towne.
New Custome, 0. P., i, 280.

The townesmen being pinched at the
heart that one rascall in such scorne-
full wise should give them the slam-
pame, not so much weicn<* the slender-
nesse of the losse as the shainel'ulnesse
of the foile. Staiiihurst's Ireland.

SLAMTRASH,*. A slattern. Yorksh.
SLANE, *. Sloes. Devon.
SLANG, s. (1) A sort of ordnance.

(2) The cant language.

(3) A long slip of land. Var. d.
SLANGAM, s. A loutish fellow.
SLANK, (1) s. A slope. Kent.

(2) adj. Slender. North.

(3) s. Sea-weed.

SLANT, (1) v. To exaggerate.

(2) v. To mock.

(3) s. A sly or indirect joke.
Northampt. See Slent.

SLANY, s. A slattern. West.
SLAP, (1) adv. Suddenly; precipi

tately. Slapbang, slap-dash, head-
long, violently.

(2) v. To spill liquor. Yorksh.

(3) v. To loll the tongue out.

(4) s. A gap. Somerset.
SLAP-DASH, *. Rough-cast, in ma-

sonry ; a coarse way of painting
the walls of a room.

SLAPE, (1) adj. Slippery; soft.

(2) v. To walk about the house
with dirty shoes. Qxfd.

SLAPE-FACE, . A fair-spoken hy-
pocrite. Line.

SLAPEL, s. A large piece. SMS*.

SLAP-HOUSE, s. A scullery. North-

SLAPPING, (1) adj. Very large.
(2) Going a slapping, going to
gather cowslips. Northampt.

SLAPPY, adj. Imperfectly baked.

SLAP-SAUCE, s. A parasite. " A
lickedish, a lickerish fellow, a
slapsawce." Nomenclalor, 1585.

SLAP-SHOES, s. Shoes with loose

SLARE, (1) v. To smear. Slary,
bedaubed, East.

(2) *. A hint; an implied re-
proach. Line.

SLART, (1) v. To splash; to be-
daub. Yorksh.

(2) v. To stain. Heref.

(3) s. A quantity. Line.
SLASH, (1) s. A gash. Yorksh.

(2) v. To intertwine.
SLASHING, adj. Wild; gay.
SLASHY, adj. Sloppy ; miry. North.
SLAT, (1) v. To strike ; to slap ; to

beat against with violence.

(2) s. A slap, or blow.

(3) v. To split ; to crack. West.

(4) v. To incite. North.

(5) *. A spot, or stain. Yorksh.

(6) part. p. Dirtied; wetted.

(7) s. An iron heater for smooth
ing linen. Somerset.




(8) *. The flat step of a ladder.

(9) v. To drip or run down.
Midi. C.

SLAT-AXE, s. A mattock with a
short axe at one end. Dev.

SLATCH, s. A short gleam of fine

SLATCHIN, adj. Untidy. Cumb.

SLATE, (1) v. To bait an animal; to
set a dog at it.

(2) v. To be angry.

(3) v. To ridicule. Var. d.

(4) *. An old cant term for a

(5) s. A pod or husk. Hampsh.

(6) adj. Applied to a woman
when her petticoat falls below
her gown.

SLATE-RIBS, s. The joint of beef
between the top-ribs and the
brisket ; the short ribs. Midi. C.

SLATE-STONES, *. Slates.

SLATHER, . To slide. North.

SLATS, *. (1) Dark blue ooze, left
by the ebb of the sea. Suff. .
(2) Cross pieces used in hurdles.
Midi. C.

S LATTER, v. To waste ; to spill; to
be negligent or slovenly.


When they were boyes at trap, or slatter-

They'd sweat. Gayton, Fest. Notes, p. 86.

SLATTERINS, s. Relics. Lane.
SLATTERY, adj. Wet.
SLATY, adj. (1) Muddy.

(2) Incrusted inside, as a kettle

after long use. Leic.
SLAUGHMESS, s. ( Germ.) A sabre.

Besides these, we have the fierce Bra-
banders and strong Almaines wyth loug
pykeg and cuttyng slavqhmrsscs.

SLAUM, v. To smear. Leic.
SLAUSE, v. To strain liquor.
SLAVSTER, *. To wander about

SLAVEINE, "1 s. (A.-N.~) A pil-
SCLAVEINE, J grim's mantle.

SLAVER, (1)0. To slobber.
(2) s. Saliva.

SLAVVEN, s. A large piece. Suss.

SLAWE, (A.-S.) part. p. Slain.

SLAY, (l)s. "Thes/ay of a weaver's
loomehaving teeth like a combe."
Nomencl. The word is still used
in the north for the part of the
loom that is pulled by the hand
among the threads. North. There
are persons at Norwich who
call themselves treddle-and-slay-
who make some part of looms
for weavers.

(2) s. Coarse wool. Devon.

(3) *. A lane or way cut through
a whin, broom, or other cover.

(4) *. Wood cut and laid in re-
gular rows, for tying up. Slay-
wattle, a sort of hurdle. Kent.

(5) adv. As willingly. " I would
slay do it as not.'\ Somerset.

SLAY-WINDOW, s. A window with
a casement opening by turning
on hinges.

SLAZY, 1 ,. Flimsv. East.


SLE, v. (A.-S.) To slay.

SLEA, v. To wither or dry, applied

especially to corn. Chesh.
SLEAM, v. To slumber. Lane.
SLEAVE, v. To tear down. Heref.
SLEAVE-SILK, "I s. The soft flos-silk
SLEAVE, J used for weaving.

The bank with daffadillies dight,
With grass, like sleave, was matted.

Quest, of Cynthia, p. 622.

Thou idle, immaterial skein of sleive-stllr.
Shakesp., Tro. ST Cress., v, 1.

SLECK, (1) v. To assuage; to

(2) v. To cool. North.

(3) 0. To splash. Northampt.

(4) *. Small pit coal. Yor&sh.

(5) v. To make sleek. Palsgr.
SLECKING, s. Weak liquor. North.
SLED, (1) s. A sledge.




(2) s. A sledge hammer.

(3) v. To walk lamely or hob-
bling. Yorksh.

SLEDE, s. A valley. See Slade.
SLEDGE, v. To shift off. Durh.
S LEDGER, *. The lower stone in the

hopper of a mill.
SLEDER, adj. (A.-S.) Slippery.
SLED-TROUGH, s. A person sluggish

in bis gait. Craven.
SLEE, s. A sloe-tree. North.
S LEECH, (1) s. Mud, the deposit of

water, in the sea or river. See

Slud and Slush.

(2) v. To d>p up water. North.
SLEEKE, v. To make smooth. See

SLEEKER, s. An implement of iron

for draining the skins taken from

a tanpit.

SLEEPER,*. (1) A beam of wood sup-
porting something on the ground.

(2) The stump of a tree left in
the ground. Norf.

(3) Grains of barley which do
not vegetate in malting. Shropsh.

(4) A rushlight. Norf.

I'oud Epicure, thou rather slept'st, thy self,
\Vheii thou didst forge thee such a sleep-
sick elf. Sylvester's Dubartas.

SLEEP-WORT, *. ( Ger.) Lettuce.
SLEEPY, adj. Tasteless ; insipid.
SLEER, (1) *. (A.-S.) A slayer.

(2) v. To swill or wash out. Leic.
SLEERE, v. To give a leering look.

Slering fellow, a cunning fellow.

To make thee dreame (if thou canst heare,

I'h/U fortune fan-lies on wise-men, sleeres

on fools :
Shee sleere* in scorne, sitli fooles no footing

On ground of Grace ; hut are like cucking

Kow up aloft, then straight orewhelm'd

belowe. Danes, Scourge cf Folly, 1611.

SLEEVE, s. (1) (Fr. la manche.)
A narrow channel of the sea,
especially that between Britain
and France. " The sleeve between

England and France, oceanus
Britannicus." Coles.

(2) v. To cleave. North.

(3) *. The cuttle-fish (?>
SLEET, (1) adj. Oblique. Pr. P.

(2) s. Cow-dung. Yorksh.
SLEEVE-HAND,*. The cuff attached
to a sleeve ; also for the wristband
of a shirt : "poignet de la chemise,
the sleeve-hand of a shirt." Cot-

A sur-coat of crimson velvet thecoller,
skirts, and sleeve-hands garnished with
ribbons of gold.

Leland's Collectanea, iv, 325.

SLEEVELESS, adj. Futile, useless.

SLEEZY. See Slazy.

SLEPT, part. p. Slashed. Somerset.

SLEIDED, adj. Raw, untwisted, as

SLEIGH, adj. (A.-S.} Cunning.

SLEIGHT, (1) s. (A.-S.) Con-
trivance; the knack of doing
(2) adj. Smooth.

SLEINT, part. p. Slipped ; pushed.

SLEITH, *. (A.-S.) Cunning; con-
trivance ; a stratagem.

SLEN, v. To slope. Somers.

SLENCH, (1) v. To hunt privately,
as dogs do to steal food. North.

(2) v. To cut only one side of a
hedge. Chesh.

(3) v. To quench the thirst.

(4) s. The part of a cow close
to the brisket. West.

SLENT, (1) v. To slope; to slide.

(2) s. A gentle slope.

(3) s. A witticism or sarcasm.

And when Cleopatra found Antonius'
jcasts and sleuts to be but grosse.

North's Pint. Lives, 1579.

(4) v. To jest, or be sarcastic.

One Proteus, a pleasaunt conceited
man, and that could slent finely. Ib.

(5) A deep puddle, or small pit.

(6) v. To rend, or tear. Dorset.
SLEPE, v. To drag.




SLBPIR, adj. Slippery
SLEPLE, v. (A.-S.) To sleep gently.
SLERE, v. To set on a dog.
SLERRIB, s. The sparerib. West.
SLETCH, 0. To stop. Wight.
SLKTE, v. To set a dog at anything.


SLETTEN, pret. t. pi. They slided.
SLEUTE, v. To shoot ; to let fly.


SLEUTH, 1 s. The track of an
SLEUGH, V animal. Sleuth-hound,
SLUTH, J a bloodhound.
SLEUTH,*. A herd of bears. Booke

of Hunting, 1586.
SLEUTHE, *. (A.-S.) Sloth.
SLEVE, v. (A.-S.) To cleave.
SLEW, (1) v. To turn round.

(2) v. To become drunk. Yorksh.

(3) s. A sort of sieve.
SLEWER, . To give way.
SLEY, s. A weaver's reed. North.
SLIBBER, (1) adj. Slippery.

Now the mountebanks are as busie as
a pick pocket in a fair, in putting off
their slibber sauces. These are a kind
of men who as if they went to law with
a disease, play booty with a sickness,
tarn a consumption to men's purses,
and purge them worse than their bodies.
Poor Robin, 1696.

(2) v. To slip or slide. North-

SLIBBEB- SLABBER, adj. Very care-

SLICE, #. (1) A fire shovel. West.
(2) An implement for turning
meat in frying. Palsgr.

The winding rivers bordered all their banks
With slice-sea alders, and green osiars smal,
With trembling poplars, and witli willows


And many trees beside, fit to be made
1'ewell, or timber, or to serve for shade

Sylvester's Dubarlas.

SLICHEN, adj. Smooth. Lane.
SLICK, (1) adj. Smooth; slippery.

(2) adj. Clear; entirely. West.

(3) *. Rabbit's down. East.

(4) v. To make sleek.

(5) . To run away. Leic.

SLICKEN, adj. Smooth. Lane.

SLICKENSIDES, s. A species of
mineral substance in mines in
Derbyshirewhich explodes easily.

SLICKET, s. A thin slice. Berks.

SLICKING-STONE, *. An implement
for sharpening scythes, made by
gluing sand or emery on both
sides of a flat piece of wood. Leic.

SLICKLER, s. An idler. Devon.

S'LID. An exclamation, or oath.

A purchase, well 'tis but five yeares longer
And I shall hope to see a merrier world.
No body neare too ! a' lid ! the very thoughts
Enough to make me man o'the suddaiu,

He kisse her though.

Randolph's Amintas, 16-tO.

SLIDDEN, part. p. of slide.
SLIDDER, (1) v. To slide.

(2) adj. Slippery.

(3) s. A long piece of greensward
between two furlongs. North-
amp t.

SLIDE, s. A sledge.

SLIDE-BUTT, s. A dung sledge

SLIDE-GROAT, s. The game of

SLIDERS, s. Beams supporting

shafts in mines. North.
SLIER, v. To look slily with an evil

design. Glouc.
S'LIFE, s. An exclamation.

Marshal de Tonneure beholding, these
are brave acts indeed, quo he, but at
this rate we shall never carry away the
Golden Fleece. 'Slife, quo the palatine
to the marshal, what would you have
me to do, sir V I kili'il 'em thrice, and
they would not die. Pagan Prince, 1690.

SLIFT, s. (1) A slip. Suff.

(2) The fleshy part of a leg of
beef. East.

(3) A scion of a plant, for pro-
pagation, not cut, but pulled oft
at a joint. Norf.

SLIFTER, (1) v. To crack.

(2) *. A crevice. Lane.
SLIGHT, (1) s. An artifice, or con-

trivance ; a device.




And that, distill'd by magic slights,
Shall raise sucli artificial spriahts.

Shakesp., Mack., Hi, 5.

(2) s. A trifle. Went.

(3) v. To iron lineu.

(4) v. To cast.

(5) 0. To slake lime. Devon.

(6) . (Dutch, slijten, to wear.)
To wear. "You'll soon slight
up that thin coat." Norf. The
pret. t. is statf, and past p. slit ten.

(7) s. Wear and tear. Norf.
'SLIGHT, s. An exclamation, con-
tracted from " by this light."

'Slight! I could so beat the rogue.

Twelfth N., ii, 5.

SLIGHTY, adj. Slim. East.
SLIK, adj. (A.-S.) Such.
SLIKE, (1) v. (A.-S.) To make

(2) adj. Smooth ; sleek.

(3) v. To slide.

(4) v. To cleave.
SLIKKER, adj. Smooth.

SLIM, (1) adv. Sly; crafty; worth-
less. Var. d.

(2) *. A worthless fellow.'

(3) v. To do work in a careless
or deceptive manner. Suss.

(4) To slim the teeth of the pigs,
by giving them their meat too

(5) v. To slip or pass quickly.

SLIMBER, v. To lie at ease. Glouc.
SLIME, (1) t>. To muse without

dropping ; a term in falconry.

(2) s. A water-course.

And also shall cleanse and keep clean
all, and all raauner of ponds, puddles,
dams, springs, locks, runlets, becks,
water-gates, slimes, passages, strait en-
trances, and dangerous quagmires.

Gesta Grayorwn.

SLIMMV, adj. Of slight texture.

SLIMSLACKET, adj. Very thin in

texture ; flabby. East.
SLIMSY, adj. Lazy ; dawdling. Suff.
SLINCH, v. To sneak off. Durh,

SLING, v. (1) To cast.

(2) To move quickly.

(3) To bring forth young pre
maturely. Suss.

SLINGE, (1) s. A blow.

(2) v. To skulk about. North.

(3) v. To cringe. Northampt.
SLINGER, *. One who steals, &c.,

from clothiers, materials to be

worked up or finished.
SLINGET, *. A slip of ground.

SLINK, (1) adj. Slender. Suff.

(2) s. A sneaking fellow. North.

(3) s. A premature calf.

(4) s. A patch of wet pasture.

SLIN-POLE, s. A simpleton. Dev.

SLIP, (1) s. A noose, especially
that in which greyhounds were
held, before they were suffered"
to start for game.

Even as a grewnd which hunters hold in

Doth strive to break the string, or slide the

coller. Har. Orl. Fur., xxxix, 10.

(2) v. To loose a greyhound from
the slip.

(3) s. A sort of counterfeit

Rom. What counterfeit did I give you *
Mer. The slip, sir, the slip . can you not
conceive? Shakesp., Bom. $ Jul.,ii, 4.

Certain slips, which are counterfeit
pieces of money, being brasse, and
covered over with silver, which the
common people call slips.

Rob. Greene, Theeves falling out, frc.

(4) s. A narrow passage between
two buildings.

(5) s. An outside covering; a
sheath. A maker of sheaths for
swords was called a sword-sliper.

(6) s. Clay ready for the potter.

(7) v. To cast a foal prematurely.

(8) s. A young pig. Cornw.

(9) s. A butterfly. Somerset.

cheese mentioned at the close of
the 17th cent.




SLIPS ^U To take away the
skiti or outside covering.
(2) . A slice ; a slip North-

SLIPPER, (1) adj. Slippery.

The miglity Volgas stately streame,
In winter slipper as the glnsse.
Turberville's Epitaphes and Sonnettes, 1569.

(2) . A skidpan. Wore.
SLIPPERY-WHELPS, s. Drop dump-

lings. Sujff".

SLIPPID, adj. Slender. Sussex.
SLIPPY, adv. Very quick.
SLIP-SHELLERS, s. Ripe nuts, such

as easily leave the husk. Warw.
SLIP-SHOE, s. A loose shoe, or

slipper. Still in use in Norfolk.

Under this a pair of calico drawers,
reaching to their auckles, with yellow
or red slip-shots, picked at the toe, and
plated on the soal.

Observations upon the Present State of
Turkey, 1683.

SLIP-SIDE, s. The left-hand side.

SLIPSTRING, s. A knave.

SLIR, v. To slide. North.

SLIRRUP, v. To lap up a liquid
noisily. Suss.

SLISSE, s. A large sledge, formerly
used in agriculture. North.

SLIT, (1) v. (A.-S.) To cleave, or
cut through.

(2 ) s. A part of the dress. Slit-
cote, a coat open in the front.

The king was wondred out of witt,
And toke the messanger bi the slit.

Artliour and Merlin, p. 54.

(3) s. Pudendum f. North.

(4) v. To thrust back a lock
without the key. Suss.

SLITE,*. The plant cidamum.
SLITHER, v. (I) To slide.

(2) To lounge ahout. Leic.
SLITHERING, adj. Slow; indolent;

slippery, in character. Line.
SLITIN, adj. Wearied.
SLITTERY, s. Treacle hoiled hard.
SLIVE, (1) v. (4.-S. slifan.) To

slice, or chip off; to split.

(2) s. A slip ; a chip.

(3) v. To slip down. Pahgr.

(4) v. To dress carelessly ; to
have the dress rumpled. Cumb.

(5) v. To sneak ; to skulk. North.
SHVE-ANDREW, s. Aii idle fellow.
SLIVER, part. p. Glided down.
SLIVER, s. (1) A slice; a splinter.

(2) Awooden implement formerly
used for spinning yarn.

(3) A slop worn hy hankers or
navigators. Line.

(4) A lock of combed wool.
SLIVERLY, adj. Deceitful. Line.
SLIVING, (1) s. A blow.

(2) s. A slop worn by hawkers.

(3) adj. Lazy; bad. North.
SLIZE, v. To look sly. Wilts.

SLO ' 1 v. (4.-S.) To slav.


SLOACH, . To drink hard. North-


SLOATS, s. The track of a waggon.
SLOB, s. The star-fish. North.
SLOBBER, adj. Untidy ; wet. West.
SLOBBERER, s. (1) A slovenly

farmer. North.

(2) A jobbing tailor. Var. d.
SLOBBERY, adj. Sloppy.

of ploughing. Norf.
SLOCK, (1) v. To induce; to entice

servants from their places ; to

steal. West.

(2) adj. Loose. Suss.
SLOCKEN,. To shake; to quench;

to suffocate in mud.
S LOCKET, v. To pilfer. Berks.
SLOCKING-STONE, s. A rich and

tempting stone of ore. Cornw.
SLOCKSEY, adj. Slovenly. Suss.
SLOCKSTKR, (1) *. One that slocks

or entices away men's servants.

(2) v. To waste. Somers.
SLOD, (1) pret. t. Slid.

(2) v. To wade through mire.

(3) . A short cake baked before
the bread goes into the oven.




SLODDER, s. Wet mud. West.

SLODE, (1) pret. t. Split; slipt.
(2) *. The track of cart-wheels.

SLOFF, v. To eat slovenly.

SLOG, v. To lag behind.

SLOGARDIE, s. (A.-S.) Sloth.

SLOGSER, v. To be slovenly, or
negligent. Var. d.

SLOGGET, s. A sloven. Northampt.

SLOGHE, s. A hog; a slough.

SLOMAX, adj. Untidy. West.

SLOMBERE, \v. (A.-S.) To slum-
SLOMER, J her.

SLOMMAKIN, adj. Slovenly ; untidy.

SLOMOURE, *. Slumber.

SLON, adj. Sly. Cumb.

SLONE, (I) v. (A.-S.) To slay.
(2) s. The sloe. West.

SLONGENE, part. p. Cast.

SLONKE, v. (Flem.) To devour.

SLOO, s. (1) A slough.

(2) The inner bony prominence
from the quick part of a cow's
horn, which bleeds when broken.

SLOOD, s. A deep cart-rut. Chesh.

SLOOM, s. A gentle sleep.

SLOOMY, adj. Dull; slow; inactive.

SLOON, part. p. Slain.

SLOOP, v. To change. Wilts.

SLOP, (1) (A.-S.) s. An outer gar-
ment made of linen; a smock-
frock ; a night-gown.

(2) *. A buskin or summer boot,
fashionable in the 15th cent.

(3) s. A potiket. Lane.

(4) v. To bend, or bevil. North.

(5) v. To wet. West.

(6) s. The step of a gate or
ladder. North.

(7) s. Underwood. East.
SLOPE, v. To defraud. North.
SLOPED, adj. Rotten through damp,

applied to vegetables. Dorset.
SLOP-HOSE. See Slops.
SLOPPER, adj. Loose. Somerset.
SLOPPETY, s. A slut. Lane.
SLOPS, s. Wide breeches.

A slender slop close couched to yom Jocke.

Gascogne, sign. N 8.

How full of cholerhe is! yet so long as

those huge slops swarge about him, he

will be in some compasse.

Man in the Moons, 1609.

SLOP-SELLER, s. A dealer in old

SLORE, (1) s. Dirt ; mud.

(2) v. To grasp. Lane.
SLORP, v. To sob heavily ; to eat

in vulgar manner. North.
S LORRIED, part. p. Bedaubed.

SLORRY, (1) v. To daub, or soil.

(2) s. The blind worm. Kent.
SLOT, (1) s. A fort.

(2) s. The clasp or bolt of a door.

(3) s. The print of a deer's foot
on the ground.

(4) v. To track. Hampsh.

(5) *. A small quantity. North.

(6) v. To slash ; to subside.

(7) s. A young bullock. North.

(8) s. Sticky clay. Line.

(9) s. A wide ditch. Devon.

(10) s. A hollow tuck in a dress.

SLOTCH, s. A sloven ; a clownish


SLOTE, s. (1) The pit of the sto-

(2) The bar of a gate or ladder.
SLOTER, v. To stab. Midx.
SLOTH, s. A slough,
SLOTTER, ( 1 ) s. Filth ; liquor spilt.

(2) v. To bespatter with mud.
SLOTTISH, adj. Slovenly ; wicked.
SLOTTIT, v. To walk slipshod. West.
SLOUCH, s. (1) A lazy or lubberly


(2) v. To put the foot in water.


SLOUDRING, adj. Loutish. Dev.
SLOUGH, (1) pret. t. Slew.

(2) s. The cast skin of a snake,
or of any animal.

(3) *. The slime of snakes. Lane.

(4) s. A husk. North.
SLOUM, v. To slumber. Yorksh.




SLOUNGE, s. An idler. North.
SLOUTH, s. A herd of bears.
Si,oVE,pret. t. of alive.
SLOVEN, (1) part. p. Divided.

(2) s. A knave.
SLOVEN-WOOD, s. Southernwood.

SLOW, (I) s. (A.-S.) A sluggard.

(2) adj. Dull; blunt.
SLOW-BACK, s. A sluggard.

Tooke pleasure to heare these aiid such
like notes, they went about with impu-
dent words to smother his vertues,
rayling at him as a slow-backs and
coward. Ammianus Marcellinus, 1609.

SLOWDY, s. A sloven. Yorksh.
SLOWE, (1)0. To slacken; to make


(2) *. (A.-S.) Amotb.
SLOWEN, pret. They slew.
SLOWNES, *. (A.-S.) Sloth.
SLOW-WORM, s. The blind-worm.
SLOX, v. To pilfer. Wilts.
SLOY, *. A sluggard ?

How tedious were a shroe, a slay, a wanton,
or a foole. Warner's Atb. Engl.

A fourth in marriage dotli him joyn,
With one that is most monstrous fine;
Exceeding brave from head to toot,
But married proves a sloy or slut.

Poor Robin, 1739.

SLUB, s. Loose mud. Sussex.
SLUBBER, (1) . To smear; to de-

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