slue
sloo \sloo\ (sl[=oo]), or slue \slue\ (sl[=u]), n. A slough; a run or wet place. See 2d {Slough}, 2. [1913 Webster]

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  • Slue — Slue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sluing}.] [Prov. E. slew to turn round, Scot. to lean or incline to a side; cf. Icel. sn?a to turn, bend.] [Written also {slew}.] 1. (Naut.) To turn about a fixed point, usually the center or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slue — Slue, v. i. To turn about; to turn from the course; to slip or slide and turn from an expected or desired course; often followed by round. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slue — Slue, n. See {Sloough}, 2. [Local] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slue — sluː n. act of turning or rotating, slew v. slew; turn around, rotate, pivot; turn to the side, veer off to the side …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slue — slue1 [slo͞o] vt., vi. slued, sluing [< ?] to turn or swing around, as on a pivot or fixed point n. 1. the act of sluing 2. the position to which a thing has been slued slue2 [slo͞o] n. alt. sp. of SLOUGH …   English World dictionary

  • slue — I or slew III [[t]slu[/t]] v. slued, slu•ing, n. 1) naut. navig. to turn or swing around, as a mast on its own axis 2) naut. navig. the act of sluing 3) naut. navig. a position slued to • Etymology: 1760–70; orig. uncert. II slue [[t]slu[/t]] n.… …   From formal English to slang

  • slue — Slough Slough, n. [OE. slogh, slough, AS. sl[=o]h a hollow place; cf. MHG. sl[=u]ch an abyss, gullet, G. schlucken to swallow; also Gael. & Ir. sloc a pit, pool. ditch, Ir. slug to swallow. Gr. ????? to hiccough, to sob.] 1. A place of deep mud… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slue — I. variant of slough I 1b II. variant of slew III III. noun Etymology: 2slue Date: circa 1860 1. position or inclination after slewing 2. skid 5 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slue — slough (1, 2 and 3) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • slue — slue1 /slooh/, v., slued, sluing, n. v.t. 1. to turn (a mast or other spar) around on its own axis, or without removing it from its place. 2. to swing around. v.i. 3. to turn about; swing around. n. 4. the act of sluing. 5. a position slued to.… …   Universalium

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