Sluing
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 axis, as a spar or piece of timber; to turn; -- used also of any heavy body. [1913 Webster]

2. In general, to turn about; to twist; -- often used reflexively and followed by round. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

They laughed, and slued themselves round. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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