(Slab"ber), v. t.
1. To wet and foul spittle, or as if with spittle.
He slabbered me over, from cheek to cheek, with his great tongue.Arbuthnot.
2. To spill liquid upon; to smear carelessly; to spill, as liquid foed or drink, in careless eating or drinking.
The milk pan and cream pot so slabbered and tostTusser.
That butter is wanting and cheese is half lost.
(Slab"ber), n. Spittle; saliva; slaver.
(Slab"ber) n. [See 1st Slab.] (Mach.) (a) A saw for cutting slabs from logs. (b) A slabbing
(Slab"ber*er) n. One who slabbers, or drools; hence, an idiot.
(Slab"ber*y) a. Like, or covered with, slabber or slab; slippery; sloppy.
(Slab"bi*ness) n. Quality of being slabby.
Slabbing machine, a milling machine.
(Slab"bing) a. [See 1st Slab.] Adapted for forming slabs, or for dressing flat surfaces.
(Slab"by) a. [Compar. Slabbier ; superl. Slabbiest.] [See Slab, a.]
1. Thick; viscous.
They present you with a cup, and you must drink of a slabby stuff.Selden.
2. Sloppy; slimy; miry. See Sloppy. Gay.
(Slab"-sid`ed) a. Having flat sides; hence, tall, or long and lank. [Colloq. U. S.]
(Slack) n. [Cf. Slag.] Small coal; also, coal dust; culm. Raymond.
(Slack), n. [Icel. slakki a slope on a mountain edge.] A valley, or small, shallow dell. [Prov.
(Slack), a. [Compar. Slacker ; superl. Slackest.] [OE. slak, AS. sleac; akin to OS. slak, OHG.
slah, Prov. G. schlack, Icel. slakr, Sw. slak; cf. Skr. s&rsdotj to let loose, to throw. Cf. Slake.] Lax; not
tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.
2. Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand. Milton.
3. Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness.2 Pet. iii. 9.
4. Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack. "With slack pace." Chaucer.
Csar . . . about sunset, hoisting sail with a slack southwest, at midnight was becalmed.Milton. Slack in stays (Naut.), slow in going about, as a ship. Slack water, the time when the tide runs
slowly, or the water is at rest; or the interval between the flux and reflux of the tide. Slack-water