Slackly \Slack"ly\, adv. In a slack manner. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

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  • slackly — O.E. slæclice; see SLACK (Cf. slack) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • slackly — adverb In a slack manner. He shook my hand slackly. It was like shaking a dead fish …   Wiktionary

  • slackly — Ⅰ. slack [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) not taut or held tightly in position; loose. 2) (of business or trade) not busy; quiet. 3) careless, lazy, or negligent. 4) (of a tide) neither ebbing nor flowing. ► NOUN 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • slackly — adverb see slack I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slackly — See slack1. * * * …   Universalium

  • slackly — adv. loosely; slowly; idly, sluggishly; negligently …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slackly — ad. 1. Loosely. 2. Negligently, remissly, carelessly, tardily …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • slackly — slack·ly …   English syllables

  • slackly — adverb in a relaxed manner; not rigid his hands lay loosely • Syn: ↑loosely • Derived from adjective: ↑slack, ↑loose (for: ↑loosely) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jury of Matrons — The Jury of Matrons was a form of special jury at English common law, usually used to resolve legal disputes over whether or not a party to a legal action was pregnant. Civil Juries The civil jury of matrons was used to determine whether a… …   Wikipedia

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