(Slav"ism) n. The common feeling and interest of the Slavonic race.

(Slav*oc"ra*cy) n. [Slave + -cracy, as in democracy.] The persons or interest formerly representing slavery politically, or wielding political power for the preservation or advancement of slavery. [U. S.]

(Sla*vo"ni*an Sla*von"ic) a.

1. Of or pertaining to Slavonia, or its inhabitants.

2. Of or pertaining to the Slavs, or their language.

(Sla*vo"ni*an), n. A native or inhabitant of Slavonia; ethnologically, a Slav.

(Slav"o*phil Slav"o*phile) n. [Slavic + Gr. loving.] One, not being a Slav, who is interested in the development and prosperity of that race.

(Slaw) n. [D. sla, contr. fr. salade, OD. salaet, salad. See Salad.] Sliced cabbage served as a salad, cooked or uncooked.

(Slaw, Slaw"en) obs. p. p. of Slee, to slay.

With a sword drawn out he would have slaw himself.
Wyclif (Acts xvi. 27.)

(Slay) v. t. [imp. Slew ; p. p. Slain ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slaying.] [OE. slan, sln, sleen, slee, AS. sleán to strike, beat, slay; akin to OFries. sla, D. slaan, OS. & OHG. slahan, G. schlagen, Icel. sla, Dan. slaae, Sw. sl, Goth. slahan; perhaps akin to L. lacerare to tear to pieces, Gr. E. lacerate. Cf. Slaughter, Sledge a hammer, Sley.] To put to death with a weapon, or by violence; hence, to kill; to put an end to; to destroy.

With this sword then will I slay you both.

I will slay the last of them with the sword.
Amos ix. 1.

I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk.

Syn. — To kill; murder; slaughter; butcher.

(Slay"er) n. One who slays; a killer; a murderer; a destroyer of life.

(Sla"zy) a. See Sleazy.

(Sle) v. t. To slay. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Sleave) n. [Cf. Dan. slöif, a knot loop, Sw. slejf, G. schleife a knot, sliding knot, and E. slip, v.i.] (a) The knotted or entangled part of silk or thread. (b) Silk not yet twisted; floss; — called also sleave silk.

Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care.

(Sleave), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sleaved (slevd); p. pr. & vb. n. Sleaving.] To separate, as threads; to divide, as a collection of threads; to sley; — a weaver's term.

(Sleaved) a. Raw; not spun or wrought; as, sleaved thread or silk. Holinshed.

(Slea"zi*ness) n. Quality of being sleazy.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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